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Phillip Patrone

September 12, 1935 — January 7, 2024

West Chester, PA

Phillip Patrone

     Phillip Patrone, age 88, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away on January 7, 2024, at Merrill Gardens in West Chester, PA.  Born in Marcus Hook, PA, he was the son of Antonio and Rose (Fecondo) Patrone. 

     Phil is survived by the love of his life, Rosemarie (Cleary) Patrone, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. In addition to Rosemarie, he is survived by his son, Michael Patrone, Michael’s wife, Jun and his daughters, Riley and Leah; his son Phillip Patrone, his wife, Michelle (Chronister), and their two sons, Sam and Alex; and his sister, Anna Marie Scone, and her husband, Allan.  Phillip was predeceased by his brother, Benjamin. 

     Phil graduated from Eddystone High School in 1953 and shortly thereafter became a carpenter in the commercial construction industry.  As his career progressed, Phil worked as an estimator, superintendent, and project manager but always preferred being outside and working as a superintendent.  Over the years, he developed an expertise in building hospitals such as Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA, Suburban Community Hospital in Norristown, PA, and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ.  He worked for just two companies over his 54-year career:  J.J. Deluca Company and Nason & Cullen Inc. He retired from the construction industry at the age of 72. 

     He served our country in the Army and Army National Guard from 1960-1965 in support of and following the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. 

     He was an active member of Saint Agnes Catholic Church in West Chester, PA.  He and Rosemarie enjoyed many deep friendships they built there. 

     Phil had a love for all Philadelphia sports; after many years as a season ticket holder, he became a passionate Eagles fan. He also cheered on the Phillies and Flyers.  Phil loved to cook, travel and find new “outstanding” restaurants which he recommended to his family and friends.  He shared his enthusiasm for golf with his buddies, sons and grandchildren. 

     His greatest enjoyment came from being a loving husband, and a very involved Pop Pop, father, and friend. As he grew older, his biggest pleasure came from family gatherings centered around meals. He taught his children and grandchildren how to prepare homemade pasta and the Feast of Seven Fishes Christmas Eve meal. 

     You are invited to visit with Phil’s family and friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am onTuesday, January 16, 2024, at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 233 W. Gay St., West Chester, PA 19380. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow at Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery, 1235 Birmingham Rd., West Chester, PA 19382. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association at https://www.heart.org/.  

     Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square.  To view his online tribute, please visit www.griecofunerals.com. 

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Mass

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Burial

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

12:30 - 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery

1235 Birmingham Rd, West Chester, PA 19382

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