OBITUARY

Patricia Lois Orlando

June 3, 1941April 10, 2019
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Patricia “Pat” L. (Crecca) Orlando, 77, of Jacksonville FL, and formerly of Williston FL, died peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Sunrise Senior Living. Her health declined rapidly recently due to a recurrence of cancer.

Born June 3, 1941 in Newark NJ, she was the daughter of Joseph C. and Susan (Nave) Crecca. New Jersey was her home for most of her life until relocating to Williston FL in 1978 with her former husband Ralph Orlando and their four children.

Pat graduated from Clifford J Scott High School in 1959, located in East Orange NJ. After graduation she worked at The Prudential with her father managing office administration. She married her high school sweetheart Ralph Orlando in August 1963. A short while later the Orlando family began to grow and Pat found her true passion, raising her family. Pat was a loving mother and raised three sons and a daughter. Her family and friends were very important to her and she would sacrifice anything for them. Shortly after the move to Florida, Pat started working at Sears Roebuck in the Maintenance Agreements Office. She retired from Sears and went back to her true love of family nurturing and doting over eight grandchildren.

During Pat’s 21+ years in Williston when she wasn’t going to dance recitals, little league games, HS sporting events and other family related activities, she embraced the Williston community. Pat was a very active member of both Williston's Women’s Clubs for many years. In addition, Pat and her family spent many summer days at the Williston Country Club swimming and enjoying friends.

Pat is survived by her four children; sons, Mike and wife Kim; Rob and wife Michelle; Pete and wife Shalane; and daughter Renee (Orlando) Slabicki and husband Jared; brother, Joseph Crecca and wife Cheryl; eight grandchildren, Jordan Orlando, Chelsea (Orlando) Lockyear and husband Mitchell, Matt Orlando, Michael Orlando, Emma Orlando, Logan Orlando, Ava Slabicki, and Allie Slabicki; nephews, cousins, and many other family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Legacy Lodge. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Legacy Lodge with Shirley Dandelake as Officiant, followed by interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or give online at support.communityhospice.com Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens, The Oaklawn Chapel 4801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 737-7171.

Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Stephanie Smith

April 13, 2019

Ms Pat was one of the nicest moms at WHS. She always made you feel welcomed and made you laugh. To Renee and the rest of the Orlando family, my deepest condolences, she was a sweetheart. I pray that you find strength and comfort in the coming days.

Gail Williams

April 12, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family. Ms. Orlando meant the world to me. She was a very special person and she is going to be greatly missed. I grew up with Renee and Pete, I was at their house almost every weekend. Ms. Orlando just treated me like one of her children. She always welcomed me with anything Renee had going on. Ms. Orlando was the mother I always wanted. I loved her very much and I am going to miss her.
RIP Ms. Orlando. No more suffering, no more pain, you are with Jesus now!!
Gail Williams

candy Phillips

April 12, 2019

Ms.Pat was always a smiling friendly face to see. She was a very kind and caring person. She will be missed. Orlando family, we are thinking of you during this time of loss.

Maria Orlando

April 11, 2019

Pat was a very special friend , and for 38 years always made me feel like I was a part of her family . From Birthdays ,Graduations ,Weddings and Christmases ,she always made me feel welcome . She shared her children ,grandchildren always including me .I will always be grateful for her kindness and friendship .
You will be so missed ...


Clay Coleman

April 10, 2019

Ms. Pat was a special lady and since her son Rob was one of my best friends she was like a 2nd mother during high school. RIP Ms. Pat. To Mike, Rob, Pete and Renee please know that Patty and I are thinking of you and all of the grand kids and offer our condolences. We love you all and wish you strength and peace during this time of mourning.

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