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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Patrica Augusta (Vedrani) Dore of Reading, Pa. died November 19, 2017 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia two days after heart surgery. She was the beloved wife of John J. "Jack" Dore of Reading, PA.
She was the third of six children born to Henry Michael and Blanche (Foley) Vedrani of Amesbury, on May 21, 1948.
She was a member of Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church.
Reared and educated in Amesbury she was a graduate of Saint Joseph Grammar School and AHS, Class of 1966.
Trish and Jack lived in many locales throughout their 45 years of Marriage, but, it was in her Chestnut Street neighborhood where Trish found her "True Home." A truly gifted person artistically and otherwise, she could tell if you were having a "good day" or a "bad day." Trish loved people and life. She was the definition of, "Giving of one's self." Her home was a testament of who she was and where she had been and the door was always open to anyone in need.
For many years, she and her daughter, Katie filled the tables of the Holy Family Parish Church Christmas Fair's "Sweet Shoppe" with their beautiful creations of confections. Jack says that, "Trish was a great cook and she always made everything look so easy."
She had two "true loves" in her lifetime. The first being the family that she and Jack created together and the second being her great "love of the ocean." As a child, the Vedrani Family would spend every weekend at the Seabrook/Salisbury Line. There, it was guaranteed that Trish would be, "The first one in the water, the last one out of the water and often times . . .the only one in the water!" As a young adult her and Jack spent many happy times at her Aunt Rena and Uncle George's cottage, the "St. James", on Salisbury Beach.
In addition to Jack, Trish leaves behind her three children, Marybeth Augusta and husband Jesse Slocumb of Culpeper, Va., Timothy Patrick and wife, Sarah of Langhorne, Pa. and Katherine Marinda and husband, Joseph Thren of Muhlenberg, PA and nine loving grandchildren.
Also left here missing her are her siblings, Mary Lynne and husband George "Skip" Willis of Glastonbury, Conn., Barbara and husband, Terry of Merrimack, NH, H. Michael Vedrani and Pamela Shea, Timothy Vedrani and Nannette Poirier and Michele and husband, Gene Goodrich of Amesbury; brother in-law, Mark Dore and wife, Marilyn of New York.
Also left behind are her many nieces and nephews and grandnephews who were the recipients of her love and generosity, and if they were fortunate, her wisdom.
Many cousins and good friends. Trish leaves a great void to her Chestnut Street neighborhood where she was deeply loved and highly respected. As Jack said, "There wasn't a dry eye in the neighborhood when they heard." It was also said by one of her neighbors that, "You couldn't leave her house empty handed."
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on December 6, 2017 at St. Catherine of Siena Chapel, Mt. Penn.
To honor her memory memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Trish was truly a genuine person, she was not one to "mince" words. She spoke her mind freely and without prejudice. One very important lesson to me was that if you love someone , you should tell them. Say those three most important words to those you love. One of the many lessons from my dear sister to me.
Published on January 3, 2018
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