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