|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1930|
San Francisco County
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 2009|
San Francisco County
Patricia Delmas "GOD KIDNAPPED ONE OF HIS HAPPIEST ANGELS" Patti was a wonderful person!
She was a devoted wife to her pal Leonard and a loving and loyal mom to their four daughters.
They met at 16 and were inseparable since they married in 1952. Their life was filled with laughter, love and respect for each other. Quietly reserved to those who did not know her, she was the opposite with friends, Patti was full of life! Gifted with quick wit, a fun sense of humor, a great laugh and a magical smile. She was a sweetheart to all who knew her! Patti was an incredible homemaker! A phenomenal cook, she made it look so easy! Their home was filled with laughter and the sounds of children playing at birthday parties, sleepovers and kids in the pool.
Extremely organized, she participated with Len in a busy active life! She juggled family along with social activities for their business', sailing community and fun with neighborhood friends. It's a wonder how she did it all with such perfection! Patti enjoyed a lifetime of sailing on San Francisco Bay. Tons of fun for family and friends aboard their boat, "Another Girl."
She and Leonard were active members of the St. Francis Yacht Club. Along with sailing, Patti loved to play tennis. She was one of the founding members of the Marin Tennis Club, and was known to have 'one mean backhand'.
An avid gardener, Patti had a magical flair with flowers.
She cultivated many species of orchids and thoroughly enjoyed working in her flower gardens.
A forth-generation native San Franciscan, she graduated from Lincoln High School and studied at San Mateo Jr., College.
She worked as a leading fashion model and was a popular photographic model for the "House of Charm" in San Francisco.
Patti was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 11 years ago and suffered from a myriad of diseases which she faced with indomitable spirit.
Len decided to keep her at home and was a perfect 'caretaker,' devoting his life to their unfortunate journey. She had the 'never give up' attitude! She remained sweet, kind and lovable throughout her illness.
She is survived by her daughters: Cinde Lou Delmas, Michele Delmas, Denise and her husband Bill Sockolov and Suzanne Delmas; six grandchildren: Bryan and Michael Solari, Dana, Matt and Jill Sockolov and Samantha Burnash.
Her only brother, Judge Henry J. and his wife Mary Jo Broderick, their four children: Jon, Christine, Matt and James Broderick and their families.
Her niece Pam Conklin and husband Kevin and their children, Kasey and Katie Conklin.
Preceded in death by her sister in law, Beverly "Pudge" Bosque.
A Mass will be held on Thursday, May 7th at Noon, St. Anselm Church, Ross.
Reception following at the Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross.
July 28, 1930 - April 21, 2009
Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 5/3/2009
Created by: dot~
Record added: May 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37240388
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