Patricia Elizabeth Hannum
February 16, 1946 - March 23, 2021
Resident of Sunnyvale
Patricia Elizabeth Hannum was the oldest of four children born to Girard and Elizabeth Fletcher of Brooklyn, NY. Patricia was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier School in Brooklyn, NY, 1963. She then attended and graduated from Kings County School of Nursing in NY, 1966. Thereafter, Patricia was commissioned in the United States Navy as an RN obtaining the rank of lieutenant.
In 1967, Patricia met her husband, Edmund Jr., while both were stationed at Naval Station Newport, RI. A storybook romance, Edmund Jr. and Patricia married in 1968 and had two children, Edmund III and Jonathan.
Patricia later returned to school earning a BS at the University of Maryland, 1977 and an MS at San Francisco State University, 1984. From 1983 to 2011, Patricia worked for the State of CA at Agnews Developmental Center beginning as an RN, then becoming a PNED where she mentored hundreds of employees and concluded her career in management.
In addition to Patricia's family and career, she served many communities including St. Martin's Catholic Church of Sunnyvale, CA, Stitch and Give of Campbell, CA, and the Bay Area Siberian Husky Club of Campbell, CA, where she continued applying her nursing skills as she fostered and nurtured countless abandoned, and often injured, pups.
Patricia was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, godmother and friend. She is survived by her oldest son, Edmund III (Teresa), her grandchildren Wyndam (Meridith) and Edmund IV and her brother, Francis (Cynthia).
Friends and family are invited to attend a Rosary on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:00P.M. with Visitation beginning at 5:00P.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00A.M. at ST. MARTIN'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 593 Central Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA. Interment to follow the Mass at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Patricia's name to any of the following charities or your own favorite charity: Bay Area Siberian Husky Club or the Women's Veterans Alliance. View the online memorial for Patricia Elizabeth Hannum