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Baldwin-Fairchild Ivanhoe Funeral Home

1150 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL

OBITUARY

Patricia Lee Dunkin

August 17, 1938November 11, 2017
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Patricia Lee Dunkin, 79, of Orlando, Florida, died peacefully Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Plantation Oaks Senior Wellness Community. Pat is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Sherrill "Lee" Dunkin, two loving daughters Kathryn Baer and Sheryl Askew, loving grandson Jordan Askew (Sarah Blackburn), beautiful great-granddaughter Blair Askew, and her devoted sisters Carole Burt (Arthur), Joyce Seaman (Bruce) and brothers Robert Hunt, Rodney Hunt (Ginger) and Todd Hunt (Debbie). She is also survived by loving nieces Michelle Johnston (Dave) and Kim Naples (Michael d. 2012), and nephews Glenn Stauffer (Melinda), Michael Greenslit (Cary) and Scott Greenslit (d. 2016). Pat was born in Worcester, MA. At the age of six, her family moved to a farm located in the small hamlet of Sutton, MA. There she enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her sisters, brothers, her great-grandparents from Sweden, her grandfather William with whom she shared a love of extra crispy French fries and many devoted life-long friends. Upon graduation from Sutton Memorial High School in 1956, she moved to Miami, Florida to live with her grandmother "Nanny." It was there that she met the love of her life Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Dunkin. They married in 1957, and began their life together, building a family and establishing several homes, stationed in many locations across the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. They settled in Orlando in 1969, living in the same home for 48 years. Ever the social butterfly, Pat enjoyed service to many organizations, some for over 50 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (various offices many times), Red Hat Society, the Antique Automobile Association (Treasurer), First Baptist Church choir and Singing Christmas Trees, Young at Heart choral group, Numismatic Society and a volunteer usher at Bob Carr Auditorium. Of all her achievements, one of the proudest was being a grandmother to Jordan, who is an Eagle Scout and currently attends Florida State University. Pat loved to travel and through her lifetime visited many states and countries, Great Britain being her favorite destination. She also enjoyed gardening, theatre, decorating, going to estate sales and keeping in touch with her many friends throughout the U.S. and abroad. So many loved her sweet, kind and vibrant personality. She truly lit up a room with her inner glow and was an angel to many folk during her life. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Pat's family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the many devoted friends and family that shared their love with Pat, and the dedicated team at Cornerstone Hospice for their gentle care of Pat, during her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Pat's funeral will be held Friday, November 17th, at Baldwin-Fairchild Ivanhoe Chapel, 301 NE Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, with visitation from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Christian service at 11:00 AM and reception following. Internment will be November 20th, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 17, 2017

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Dena & Tom Holt

December 8, 2017

Pat was a very Special Lady and dear friend to us. We spent many happy times
together and have wonderful memories to
look back on. She will be missed by us and all who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives.

Charlotte Truesdell

November 16, 2017

With Love and sorrow for Lee, Sherry and Kathy. Goodbye my dear friend Pat. You were one of a kind. You will always be missed and remembered.

Georgia Goldstein

November 16, 2017

To the Dunkin Family,
My condolences to you all and may you find peace in knowing that your loved one is in heaven with our Lord. God Bless you all, my heart goes out to you.
Georgia Goldstein and Angela Chick

Betty Powers

November 16, 2017

My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry you have to experience this loss. I pray our Lord puts his arms around you and give you some peace.

November 16, 2017

Lee, Kathy and Sheryl...My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I am so sorry to hear of your loss...and I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you . I have so many fond and meaningful memories of my wonderful sorority sister Pat that I will cherish forever. She was such a dear friend.
Patricia Mancuso, Lake Placid, Florida.

November 14, 2017


My deepest condolences. Hosea 13:14 helps us see that God promises to empty the grave of our loved one's from death. Our tears of pain will be replaced with tears of joy! My Prayer is that God will strengthen you and give your family and friends a measure of comfort and peace until his promise is realized.


Maryanne Simmmons

November 14, 2017

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Biography

Patricia Lee Dunkin, 79, of Orlando, Florida, died peacefully Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Plantation Oaks Senior Wellness Community. Pat is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Sherrill "Lee" Dunkin, two loving daughters Kathryn Baer and Sheryl Askew, loving grandson Jordan Askew (Sarah), beautiful great-granddaughter Blair Askew, and her devoted sisters Carole Burt (Arthur), Joyce Seaman (Bruce) and brothers Robert Hunt, Rodney Hunt (Ginger) and Todd Hunt (Debbie). She is also survived by loving nieces Michelle Johnston (Dave) and Kim Naples (Michael d. 2012), and nephews Glenn Stauffer (Melinda), Michael Greenslit (Cary) and Scott Greenslit (d. 2016).

Pat was born in Worcester, MA. At the age of six, her family moved to a farm located in the small hamlet of Sutton, MA. There she enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her sisters, brothers, her great-grandparents from Sweden, her grandfather William with whom she shared a love of extra crispy French fries and many devoted life-long friends. Upon graduation from Sutton Memorial High School in 1956, she moved to Miami, Florida to live with her grandmother "Nanny." It was there that she met the love of her life Air Force Staff Sgt. Lee Dunkin. They married in 1957, and began their life together, building a family and establishing several homes, stationed in many locations across the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. They settled in Orlando in 1969, living in the same home for 48 years.

Ever the social butterfly, Pat enjoyed service to many organizations, some for over 50 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (various offices many times), Red Hat Society, the Antique Automobile Association (Treasurer), First Baptist Church choir and Singing Christmas Trees, Young at Heart choral group, Numismatic Society and a volunteer usher at Bob Carr Auditorium. Of all her achievements, one of the proudest was being a grandmother to Jordan, who is an Eagle Scout and currently attends Florida State University.

Pat loved to travel and through her lifetime visited many states and countries, Great Britain being her favorite destination. She also enjoyed gardening, theatre, decorating, going to estate sales and keeping in touch with her many friends throughout the U.S. and abroad. So many loved her sweet, kind and vibrant personality. She truly lit up a room with her inner glow and was an angel to many folk during her life. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Pat's family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the many devoted friends and family that shared their love with Pat, and the dedicated team at Cornerstone Hospice for their gentle care of Pat, during her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Pat's funeral will be held Friday, November 17th, at Baldwin-Fairchild Ivanhoe Chapel, 301 NE Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, with Visitation from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Christian Service at 11:00 AM and Reception following. Interment will be November 20th, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.