Darlene Kay Paquette
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Darlene Kay Paquette, 72
DOVER - Darlene Kay Paquette passed away, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at home.
Mrs. Paquette was born August 29, 1948 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to the late Kermit Patterson and Janet Fields Patterson.
She moved to Dover in 1983 and had worked at Nichols Department store for several years as a Department Manager then Gordons Jewelers in the Blue Hen Mall before working for Zales in the Dover Mall, retiring in 2020 after 31 years, the majority of which was as Manager. Mrs. Paquette was a member of the Magnolia United Methodist Church and was a Penn State Football fan. She loved to bowl and enjoyed spending time outdoors enjoying the sun.
In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her brother, Terry Patterson.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Roger N. Paquette, Jr. of Dover; children, Carrie Straub and her husband Dylan of New Castle, Del., Machelle Bickel, of Dover, Scott Bickel of Dover, Georgianna McKnight and her husband Brian of Osceola, Iowa, and Roger Paquette, III and his wife Jennifer of Smyrna; sister, Kathy Hamer and her husband Rick of Spruce Creek, Pa.; her grandchildren, Amanda, Joshua, Faith, Austin, Rachel, Gage, Jordan, Kaine, John, CarrieAnn, Andrew, Alexis, Dakota, Aimmee, Elysia, Christopher, Danielle and Blake; and five great grandchildren.
Services will be held 5 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc., 165 Commerce Way, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19904.
Letters of condolence may be sent and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com

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Published in Delaware State News on May 4, 2021.
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May 5, 2021
Our family was saddened to hear of Darlene passing. She was BEAUTIFUL person inside and out! And will miss her WONDEFUL laugh! She fought a HARD battle ! She has earned a special spot in heaven! Sending our thoughts, Love and prayers to you All ! Fred& Judi Richter
Fred &Judi Richter
May 4, 2021
Sending "thoughts" & "prayers" to the Patterson and Paquette Families.
May 4, 2021
Darlene was and always will be the best sister ever. Even though most of our adult lives was lived long distance, we were each others best friends and support systems. I will miss our talks and far too few visits. I know she is with our Lord and Savior and I will see her again!
Kathy Hamer
May 4, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. I am so sorry to hear about Darlene, I was one of her nurses at the cancer center, she always talked about her family and we both shared a love of jewelry. My condolences to her family and friends
Kathy Eichler
May 4, 2021
Darlene was a very good woman and a dear friend. I always enjoyed stopping by Sales in the mall when She was working and talking with her. She will be missed by many family members. She is definitely with our Lord and not suffering any more.
Nancy Welch
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