Patricia Lynn Carawan

September 5, 1949 - August 13, 2023
Patricia Lynn Carawan

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Patricia (Pat/Patty) Lynn Brennan Carawan passed away on August 13, 2023. Born on September 5, 1949 in NY, She spent her early years in Mechanicville NY with her brother Brian, and sister Roberta. Patricia married Russell Dale Carawan in 1973, and they spent 47 years together until Dale’s Passing in 2020.

Patricia attended SUNY Plattsburgh, where she met her husband Dale who was stationed at Plattsburgh Air Force base. After moving to NC with her husband, she later achieved her Associate Degree in accounting and completed coursework for realtors licensing at Craven Community College. She spent most of her life as a homemaker, and her children still hold her recipes and home making tips dear to this day. As an accomplished seamstress she crafted clothing and crafts for family and donations. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating with her husband, and had many stories about their adventures as well.

Patricia attended Bayboro Baptist Church regularly where she spent many hours in bible study. She was a devout Christian who was always eager to share her faith with her grandchildren and children. She was very close with her late husband’s family, and kept in touch with many of them regularly. Pat had many friends, and was a well loved member of the community.

She is survived by her sons Philip “Aaron” Carawan (Christina), and their children Ciarrah, Brianna, and Gavin; son Christopher Allen Carawan (Heather) and their sons Oliver and Henry; daughter Kathryn “Emmalie” Williams (Brad) and their children Benjamin, Nicole, and Lorelei.

Surviving are also her brother Brian Brennan Ph.D (Mary Ann Luciano Ed.D) and their son Joseph Brian Brennan. Niece Rochelle, Ross and Royce Wooding.
She was predeceased by her husband Russell Dale Carawan (2020), her sister Roberta Brennan Wooding (2015), and nephew Roarke Wooding (1998).

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 25, 2023 at 5PM at the Bayboro Missionary Baptist Church in Bayboro, NC. Family and Friends will be received at 4PM for visitation.

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is serving the Carawan family.

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  • August 16, 2023
    Mary Ann & Brian says:
    Pat was my "sister of the heart". We spoke almost daily or at least weekly and shared our love of family and cooking. I will miss her deeply. Brian and I send our love to our niece Emmalie and Brad, our nephews Aaron and Christina, and Christopher and Heather, and to all the grandnieces and nephews--Ciarrah, Oliver, Brianna, and Gavin, with special squeezes to babies Henry and Benny. We look forward to meeting Lorilei and Nicole when we can all get together as a family again. Our last trip was a special one saying goodbye to Pat and we will meet again in the beyond. Rest in peace dear one.

  • August 15, 2023
    Clara and Matthew says:
    Dear Brian, we’re sorry for your loss.