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Patti Jean Smith Moler

AGE: 81 • Vero Beach, FL

Patti Jean Smith Moler, age 81, passed away peacefully early Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2015, in Vero Beach, Florida. Patti was born & raised in Wilmington, Delaware and was the daughter of the late Christine & Algernon Smith, also of Wilmington. Patti had one older brother, the late William (Bill) Smith. Patti was married to the late Edwin Stanton Moler, Jr. for 51 years & they had 3 children; son, Stephen Edwin Moler & wife, Rosanne, of Vero Beach, FL, and grandsons, Kyle Moler & wife, Mallory (Washington D.C.) & Tyler Moler (Atlanta, GA); daugher, Cynthia Moler Chesnes & husband, Albert, of Jupiter FL, and grandson, Spencer Todd Boyle (Los Angeles, CA) & Taryn Boyle (Los Angeles, CA); and daughter, Lisa Moler Kelly & husband, Bill, and grandsons Trey, Dean, Beau, & Rhet Kelly all of Atlanta, GA. Patti also leaves a sister-in-law, Beverly Smith (wife of Patti's late brother Bill) & nephew/nieces, Bill Jr., Debbie, Linda, & Jody all originally from Newark, DE. Also, Patti leaves sister-in-law, Gloria Moler Offray (wife of the late Claude Offray) & niece & nephew, Dede & Victor all originally of Summit, NJ. There are many other family members & close friends whom Patti cherished during her lifetime. Patti was an elegant lady who loved to play the piano, tennis, & golf. She & her husband, Ed, raised their children in Wilmington but also lived at times in Brussels, Belgium and, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She spent her life dedicated to her family, was an excellent decorator/seamstress and also, found time to play the organ at church when her children were young. She & Ed enjoyed entertaining & travels with friends and were also long-time members of Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville, DE, and then joined St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Naples, FL. Patti brought comfort to all who knew her with her gentle spirit. Her last day being Thanksgiving Day is special as it represented her most wonderful joy - gratitude for God's blessing of celebration with family togetherness which was dearest to her heart. Patti's ashes will be laid to rest sometime in the new year 2016 alongside her husband, Edwin, at St. Mary's Church in Naples, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Patti's memory to

Published in The News Journal on Dec. 9, 2015
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