Patricia Ant­ley of West Ch­ester

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Patricia Ant­ley, 81, died Wed. Nov. 16, 2016 at her home, sur­rounded by her four beloved chil­dren.

She was born April 2, 1935 in New York City, and was the daugh­ter of the late Joseph Shaugh­nessy and the late Florence Mur­phy Shaugh­nessy.

Patricia re­ceived her BA in French from Mary­mount Col­lege and her Di­plome D’Etudes from Univer­site de Paris (La Sor­bonne) in 1956.

Patricia re-joined the work­force af­ter her chil­dren started school and held a va­ri­ety of po­si­tions, but her fond­est mem­o­ries are of when she owned and op­er­ated Cham­bers Restau­rant on Gay Street from 1991 through 1996 with her son Joseph. It was through Cham­bers that she made many friends and be­came so con­nected to her West Ch­ester com­mu­nity.

Patricia had a unique com­bi­na­tion of in­tel­li­gence, hu­mor and in­fi­nite kind­ness. She was truly in­ter­ested in ev­ery­one, and so many peo­ple found a friend in her be­cause of her gen­eros­ity of spirit, her wis­dom and prac­ti­cal coun­sel. She taught her chil­dren many things; but the great­est of these were com­pas­sion and for­give­ness. Patricia had a love for all crea­tures, great and small, and passed that love along to her chil­dren.

Patricia is sur­vived by her four chil­dren, Brian Ant­ley of Her­mosa Beach, CA, Jane Ant­ley of West Ch­ester, Joseph Ant­ley of Glen Gard­ner, NJ, and Liza Ant­ley of West Ch­ester. She is also sur­vived by her for­mer hus­band, Joel Ant­ley of Scotts­dale, AZ, five grand­chil­dren and her beloved cat, Marshall.

She was pre­ceded in death by her sis­ter, Margaret Ken­dall.

The fam­ily would like to ex­tend their heart­felt thanks to all of the doc­tors, nurses and aides who took care of her, ex­pertly and com­pas­sion­ately, over the years, but es­pe­cially to Dr. Karen Squire, Dr. Ge­orge Lim­pert, Dr. Charles Cata­nia, Dr. Joseph Lewis and the won­der­ful staff of Wil­low Tree Hospice.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to her vis­i­ta­tion on De­cem­ber 12, 2016 at 10:30AM, fol­lowed by her Fu­neral Mass at 11:30AM at St. Agnes Church, 233 W. Gay St., West Ch­ester, PA 19380. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate. In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made in in her mem­ory to St. Agnes Church at the above ad­dress and/or Brandy­wine Val­ley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Ch­ester, PA 19382.

Ar­range­ments by Del­laVec­chia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Fu­neral Home of West Ch­ester, PA 696.696.1181 www.Del­laFH.com.

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