Patricia A (Holden) Meadowcroft

April 19, 2022


     Patricia  " Patt" A. Meadowcroft, of Magnolia, DE, passed away peacefully in her home, on April 19, 2022,  surrounded by her loving family. 

     Patricia was born June 29,  in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City to the late, William V. & Mary(McClory) Holden. She grew up in the Bronx, N.Y, and relocated to Staten Island, N.Y., after graduating high school.  She graduated from Delahanty Preparatory High School in Jamaica Queens, N.Y., which she had attended on a full scholarship. She later went on to College in Staten Island.

    In her younger years, Patt worked for Merrill Lynch before her kindness and compassion led her to become a social worker. Her grandparents, especially her grandmother, were very influential in her life choices. In her free time she enjoyed bowling, doing ceramics, and being a girl scout cookie mother; but her pride and joy was caring for her family. Patricia also had a love for anything Elvis.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 of her children, Donna, Michael, and James Meadowcroft, Jr.; her brothers, David, Stephen, and John B. Holden;her sister, Mary Holden;  her grandson, Patrick McManus; and the love her life, her husband, James J. Meadowcroft, Sr.(2021) who are reunited in Heaven after 63 years of marriage here on Earth.

    Patricia is survived by 4 children, Elizabeth Meadowcroft, of Magnolia; Terence Meadowcroft & wife Lisa, of Metuchen, N.J.; Gerard Meadowcroft, of Staten Island, N.Y.; and Kelly Adams & husband, Mike, of Magnolia; 12 grandchildren, Devon, Brooke, Paige, Todd, Alex, Jack, and Olivia Meadowcroft; Mary Brown, Tori & Michael Adams, and Juliet Irizarry; and 4 great-grandsons, Michael & Madden Brown, Carter Meadowcroft, Timothy Curran; 3 brothers, William Holden, of Toms River, N.J., Gerard Holden, of Felton,  & Christopher J. Holden, of Elkton, MD; and her sister, Regina Holden, of Felton; and several nieces & nephews.

    A Viewing will be held from 6-8pm, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in The Church of the Holy Cross, 631 South State St., Dover, DE. Burial will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, DE.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Condolences may be sent via:



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April 25, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pippin Funeral Home
119 W. Camden Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, DE 19934

Mass of Christian Burial
April 26, 2022

10:00 AM
Church of the Holy Cross
631 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901


Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Delaware
100 Patriots Way
Millsboro, DE

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