Patricia Irene DiSilva

  • Born: July 9, 1936
  • Died: January 10, 2020
  • Location: Keene, New Hampshire

Ker Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

57 High St
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tel. (802) 254-5655

Tribute & Message From The Family

Patricia Irene (Patch) DiSilva, 83, of Keene passed away in the comfort of her home on January 10, 2020. She was born on July 9, 1936 to the late Blanche and C. Joseph Patch, and grew up in Ipswich, MA.

She graduated from Mount St. Mary College in Hooksett, NH in 1958 with a degree in education. She worked as a teacher and receptionist and raised her family in between.

Prior to retiring to Keene, Pat lived in Winchester, MA for many years where she raised her children. The true matriarch of her family, she was humorous, poised, intelligent, and loving. She was a voracious reader and encouraged the joy and wonder of reading to all. Kind, generous, and cheery, Pat took pleasure in many things, especially family get togethers, The Tennis Channel, eating out, shopping, and watching the Patriots.

Pat is survived by her children Michael and his wife Theresa of Wake Forest, NC, Michael Schipani and his wife Loren of Winchester, MA, Gregory Sr. and his partner Heidi Chandler of Brattleboro, VT, Nancy DiSilva and her partner Brian Born of Brattleboro, VT, and Charles of Arlington, MA; grandchildren Vincent and Katie DiSilva, Elke and Emma Schipani, Gregory Jr. and Isabelle DiSilva, and Patric and Lacey Chandler; siblings Mary Ann Armstrong of Leesburg, FL, Virginia Schmale of Woburn, MA, Barbara and her husband Jay Keim of Mahwah, NJ, and her brother Joe and his wife Patricia of Fairfield, CA. She also leaves behind her life-long friend Ann (Roger) Livermore of Nashua, NH.

A gathering will be held on Wednesday January 15th from 12-1 pm at Ker Phaneuf Funeral Home & Crematorium located at 57 High St. Brattleboro, VT. A celebration of life will be held at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sad to hear of Patty's passing. We only heard the news this week, or we would have attended the service. I remember how excited I was when my cousin Miss Patch was one of my teachers when I was in the fourth grade. Our family sends all of Patty's family our love and prayers. My mom is now 93 and doing ok despite some dementia. I'm sorry I don't have your addresses, or I would have written. God bless, Joanne Pickul Harder (

Posted by Joanne Harder - Topsfield, MA - Family   March 01, 2020

Pat was a wonderful neighbor of ours in Winchester. She was especially great to our 4 young kids. They all have fond memories of her.

Posted by Fortin Family - Dix St, Winchester, MA   January 29, 2020

Mike-you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Deborah Wood-McLane Foodservice Teammate Rocky Mount, NC

Posted by Deborah Wood - Rocky Mount, NC   January 14, 2020


I'm truly sorry for your loss. May she continue to live in your hearts filling you with love from the GREAT memories she leaves. God bless you all. with love Shirelle D. Harrison of McLane foodservice

Posted by shirelle harrison - Nashville, NC - Acquaintance   January 14, 2020

MIchael,Greg & Nancy sorry to hear of your loss.

Joe & Joyce Jutras

Posted by Joe Jutras - Vernon, VT   January 14, 2020

Michael and Greg,
My deepest sympathy on your loss. I wish you well and be safe.

Posted by Curt Hansen - Keene, NH - Friend   January 14, 2020

Many a fond memory of my childhood was going up to visit Aunt Patty and spending time with Charlie, Gregory, Michael, and Nancy. It was also where I could indulge in a bowl or two of Capt. Krutch cereal.

Aunt Patty was well loved and will be greatly missed.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

Love Clement

Posted by Clement Armstrong - NY   January 13, 2020

Deepest sympathy sent to Pat's family. She left many memories for all to hold close in their hearts.

Posted by Sheryle Burditt - Stoneham, MA   January 12, 2020

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