Patricia A. Colonna

Patricia A. Colonna

With great sadness, we share the passing of our loving mother, Patricia A. Colonna.  She left us on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the age of 84.  She was born in Greenville, PA, on January 17, 1937, and moved to Hopewell with her parents in the early ’40s, where she remained a resident until her death.  She was the daughter of the late J. Henry Stinson and Ethna Shinn. However, her true father was her stepfather William Shinn.  She was retired from Hertz where she worked for 32 years.  She was the family matriarch and historian.  She loved to plant flowers in the spring and enjoy their beauty on the deck all summer long.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Louis Colonna.

She is survived by her two beloved daughters: Leslie Herman, Hopewell Twp., and Lisa & Donald Moore, Raccoon Twp.; three grandsons: Torry & Robin Herman, Maxwell Moore, and Mitchell Moore; a brother J. Wesley & Alta Stubert, Alabama; six nieces and one nephew.  Her grand dogs and cats will especially miss her.

Our most profound appreciation goes out to Tara for being such a wonderful niece and good friend to her.

She was a wonderful mother to her own children and a second mother to their closest friends: Eileen, Sherry, Angela, Holly, and Vinnie.  She provided everyone with a safe place where there was no judgment.

Pat was a beautiful and loving person and the most supportive mother.  We will miss her. Love from the three wise guys.

Friends will be received on Monday from 3pm ~ 7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa. Also from 10am until the time of funeral service at 11am on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society. 3394 Brodhead Road. Aliquippa, PA 15001.

5 thoughts on “Patricia A. Colonna

  1. My sincerest condolences to my cousins, Leslie and Lisa, to our entire family, and far reaching list of friends. This captures Aunt Pat’s life and spirit perfectly! I hold beautiful conversations and memories close.

  2. Regret I live so far away and so “elderly” to not be at your funeral. Will miss our monthly phone calls. You all have done so much during her life.

    Brother and Alta Wes & Alta

  3. I have known Pat my entire life and am truly blessed to have had her as a second mom! She has guided me through so many seasons of my life with wisdom and instilled in me a great value system of integrity and hard work.Pat cared enough about people to take the time to care for them. Her home and family was always so welcoming and filled with Love. A part of my heart goes with her. Thank you God that you offer Eternal Peace and Life! Pat, until we meet again…..! Love Always

  4. We could write a book about the people living at the end of West Wade St. The Colonna’s, Shinn’s and Jordan’s shared their lives for decades…each generation writing a new chapters together. Pat would probably be in every chapter because she touched the lives of everybody living around her from the time she was a child until her passing. She was my friend, then I was the babysitter for Leslie and Lisa and she helped to raise my sister Eileen, whose father and mother had passed too early in her life. Pat made room in her family for another daughter and treated Eileen like one her own. I also saw my sister gain two more sisters and we are all blessed to be able to share our lives together. Pat’s parents treated me and my sisters with that same kind of love….it must be a West Wade tradition. And now Leslie lives on West Wade St. and I know she will continue to write the next chapters of our ‘book’ along with her sister Lisa and their families. My sincere condolences and sympathies are with everyone who new Pat. The Jordan’s and Shinn’s who are welcoming her into heaven, will be full of joy when they see her.

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and my aunt. Keeping cousins, my dad (her brother Wes) and her grandchildren close in my prayers. She truly was a wonderful woman that you could talk to about anything and felt no criticism or judgment – just love and acceptance! I hold so many special talks and visits close to me. I think it is truly remarkable that so many hold such wonderful memories close – it is a testimony to the wonderful and loving woman she was.

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