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Patricia A. Cara (Colletta)

Thursday, November 19th, 1953 - Saturday, May 1st, 2021
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Patricia A., (nee Colletta), age 67, May 1, 2021. Beloved wife of Michael J. Cara; devoted mother of Alaina Cara. Loving daughter of the late Pasquale and Rita Colletta; dear sister of Eddie (Louise) Colletta; dear aunt of Chistopher and Dana. Dear niece of Margaret (the late Bernard) Muscelli and the late Dorothy (the late Charles) Chiardio, also survived by many cousins.

Patricia dedicated her whole life to teaching children. An elementary school teacher for 45 years, 15 years at St. Monica School in South Philadelphia and 30 years at Christ Our Light Church in Cherry Hill. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, co-workers and former students.

Relative and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral Friday morning 9:30 to 10:45 A.M. at Christ Our Light Church, 402 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034. Funeral Mass to begin 11:00 A.M.
Entombment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7th, 2021 | 9:30am - 10:45am
    Friday, May 7th, 2021 9:30am - 10:45am
    Christ Our Light Church
    402 N. Kings Hwy.
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
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  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, May 7th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 7th, 2021 11:00am
    Christ Our Light Church
    402 N. Kings Hwy.
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
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  • Interment

    Friday, May 7th, 2021 |
    Friday, May 7th, 2021
    Calvary Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum
    2398 State Highway 70
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002
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Lynn Heaney Dugan

Posted at 07:23pm
Deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Pat. She was a light in my child’s life. Rest in heaven’s eternal peace.
Love - Ed, Lynn and Sadie Dugan

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With our deepest sympathy we send much love to you and your family. Love, Joe and Marie Matera
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Anna Marie Hrivnak

Posted at 10:07pm
Pat was an outstanding teacher. She taught my daughter, Tara. Third grade was a challenging year for Tara. Pat’s loving concern and compassion is something I will never forget.

I had the honor of teaching in the same grade with Pat for two years, and shared another eleven years with her at Saint Peter Celestine School. To have her as a friend was a gift I will treasure forever.

Anna Marie Hrivnak

Ronald Muscelli

Posted at 09:23pm
My tears flow as I write this. Sitting at Grand-mom's table watching her making pasta. Lining up to get our quarters from Grand pop to go to the Saturday matinee at the Broadway. Monopoly, and parties in your parents basement. Births , deaths, weddings , and standing as God-Parents, you were always there. All those Holidays you had those magnificent meals. I will miss you and our calls. May you finally have the peace and comfort you deserve. you will always be in my heart and mind.

Debbie Shumaker

Posted at 01:18pm
I cannot imagine school without you. I’ve learned so much about teaching, faith, and strength from you, and your friendship was a gift. RIP, Pat. I miss you already

Debbie Shumaker

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