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Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ

OBITUARY

Patricia J. Merkel

October 26, 1938August 1, 2019
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Patricia J. Merkel, 80, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in West Orange, NJ. Patricia worked for many years as an Administrative Assistant for Fed-Ex, before her retirement. She was a passionate supporter for animal rights, a believer of holistic medicine, and a devoted vegetarian. She was also a friend of Bill, as well as a member of The Compassionate Friends. Patti volunteered at several animal shelters in the area for many years.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Lyons, her daughter, Joan Merkel, and her brother John C. Lyons. She is survived by her loving son, Jeffrey Merkel (Sandra Calderone); granddaughter, Breanna Merkel-Newell; sister Barbara Lyons; brother Paul Lyons (Jackie Jones); nephews Corey, Jesse and Devin Lyons, dearest Aunt Ruthe Stanley, as well as numerous extended family members, friends and colleagues.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 4 from 2-6 PM at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston. Funeral service will be held at 5:30 PM at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Compassionate Friends-Essex County Chapter 28 Brookline Avenue, Nutley New Jersey 07110.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 4, 2019

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Merle Fox

August 2, 2019

Patty was a good friend to have. She was always welcoming and willing to help. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

I am grateful to have known her.

Barbara Lyons

August 2, 2019

Patti is now out of pain, at peace and Dancing with Joanie!

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