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Jefferis, MS, LCSW
April 10, 1943 -
November 18, 2012
Patricia was born April 10, 1943 to the late Wallace and Trixis Osborne in Eltham, England. She and her parents arrived in the United States in 1957, residing in Texas. Patricia's mother would tell many stories highlighting her carrying Patricia into bomb shelters and diving in phone booths to avoid German planes attacking London. The historical record they provided describing post-war England and the hard times they encountered was educational and overwhelming. Patricia and her parents proudly became citizens of the United States.
Patricia graduated with a B.A. double major (philosophy and psychology) from the University of Delaware. From there, she earned a Master of Social Science Degree at Bryn Mawr College before attending The Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training where she met many future colleagues and friends. Patricia practiced in the Wilmington area for many years, serving her clients with dignity and caring. At times, her beloved Golden Retriever, Fenway, when invited, would serve as an assistant therapist, always a discrete listener and never interrupting. Patricia will be greatly missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and clients.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Daniel, daughter Michelle Cockerham, and her children Hailey and Cole of Wilmington, DE, sons Joseph Poston and his wife, Roseanne, and their children Ryan and Reese of Collegeville, PA, James Poston, and his wife, Dea, and a daughter on the way of Wilmington, DE, brother Anthony Osborne and his wife, Yana, and their children Luc, Iraoslav and Michaela of Geneva, Switzerland, and extended family Jennifer and Andy Floor, Dan Jefferis, and granddaughter Erin.
A viewing will be held on Friday, Novemeber 23rd from 7-9 pm at the McCRERY & HARRA Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike (Rt. 202, S. of Silverside Rd.), Wilmington, DE 19803. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
Published in The News Journal on Nov. 20, 2012