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Patricia H. Redgate

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Patricia Hannaford Redgate (Pat), 85, of Hilton Head, South Carolina passed away peacefully on September 29, 2013. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 17, 1928 to Mr. Thomas Vernon Hannaford, Sr. and Mrs. Lois Johnson Hannaford. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Joseph Redgate (Ed), of Bridgeport, Connecticut, her husband of 39 years who passed in 1989. Pat and Ed raised their family in Cumberland, Rhode Island before making Hilton Head their home in 1979. Pat graduated from St. Andrews High School in Charleston and was a graduate of Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Florida State University. She worked for many years as an elementary school teacher until retirement. Pat is survived by her children, Edward Joseph Redgate, III and daughter-in-law, Kathy, of Hilton Head, SC, James Hannaford Redgate of Delray Beach, Florida, and Peter Collin Redgate of Bluffton, SC. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Vernon Hannaford, Jr. (Tom).Pat is survived by her two sisters: Mrs. Samuel J. Huffman (Lois) of Seattle, WA and Mrs. Robert A. Daniel (Lucia) of Charleston, SC, sister-in-law, Etta Hannaford, of Savannah, GA and many nieces and nephews. Pat was a devoted mother and wife, a passionate gardener, a loving teacher and cherished friend of all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 3:00 pm at The Island Funeral Home, 4 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head, SC. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the hour of service at the funeral home. A private family inurnment will be at Six Oaks Cemetery in Sea Pines Plantation. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Palm Court and Tidewater Hospice for their care and compassion. If desired, donations may be made to Tidewater Hospice Foundation, www.tidewaterhospice.com, or NAMI of Beaufort County, www.namibeaufortcounty.com. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.