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Patricia “Patty” Petro Hillenburg, 75, of Orange City, Florida, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Patty was born in Elletsville, IN and lived with her parents and 8 siblings in southern Indiana growing up. She married In 1964 and had four daughters, including an unexpected set of twins. Patty moved her family to Florida in 1972 settling in Apopka close to her parents. She loved being a stay at home mom when her children were young and taking care of her family. She loved baking and cooking and sharing food with those she cared about. She was a teacher’s assistant for 25 years at Orange County Public Schools. She loved doing crafts, crocheting, going to the beach, country music, dancing and spending time with her big family. Many of her daughters’ friends have warm memories of her being fun and creating the house to hang out at. Her last year was spent living at American House Assisted Living in Orange City, FL. Patty quickly became a treasure to staff and her fellow residents. She loved to meet her friends and eat meals, attend happy hour with live music, do crafts, and sit on the porch and enjoy her wind chimes they mounted. Staff members loved to sit in her room and visit with her they told us because her room was so warm and cozy and she had great stories.
She is preceded in death by her father Jesse Petro, mother Mable Louise Petro, brother Danniel Petro, and sisters Betty "Sis" Clinton, Teresa "Teri" Davis and Michelle “Mikki” Vaughn.
She is survived by her four daughters Cynthia McCann (Michael Cavalli), Christine Ballmer (Tim), Lisa Cockins, and Teri Spraker; six grandchildren that she loved to the moon and back, Matthew McCann (Priscilla), Christopher McCann (Michelle Hershberger), Jonathan Morris, Kailie Green (Nolin), Tiffany Richardson, Tyler Spraker; five great grandchildren she adored, Amelia, Lily, Isabella, Isaac and Nani; as well as her four remaining siblings, Sandee Badger (Ralph), Connie Blackwelder (Aaron), Ron Petro (Sharon) and Debbie Shupe (Tom).
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, February 14, 2022 1PM in the CAREY HAND COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL.
Arrangements entrusted to CAREY HAND COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 2811 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32806 407-898-2561 www.careyhandcolonialfh.com
Monday, February 14, 2022
Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home
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