Patricia Ann Edwards
Patricia Ann Edwards
  • July 10, 1946 - June 29, 2017
  • Safety Harbor, Florida

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Patricia Ann Sofarelli Edwards (Patty Ann) of Safety Harbor passed away on June 29th 2017 in Palm Harbor Florida. She was born July 10th, 1946 in Valley Station, New York. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years John Edwards, her daughter Melissa Howard, son-in-law Steven, sisters Mary and Andrea Sofarelli and brother Michael Sofarelli. She was preceded in death by her parents Patrick and Madeline Sofarelli. She is a graduate of St Petersburg Junior College and Florida State University. Patty Ann was a 30 and a half year Pinellas County elementary school teacher with her last teaching position at Plumb Elementary. Patty Ann led a full and purposeful life. After retiring, she volunteered at Safety Harbor library and was active in her college sorority alumni, Alpha Phi. Patty Ann loved to read, rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays and was a proud Florida State graduate. She enjoyed traveling and visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, Tunica and Biloxi, Mississippi. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Mease Countryside Hospital for providing the best medical care available and the Suncoast Hospice team that assisted with Patty Ann’s transition with love and dignity. The family would also like to thank Joel, Linda, Shari, Elaine and all other friends and family for their continued love and support.A celebration of Patty's life will be held at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church on July 6th at 2 pm. Flowers are welcome as are donations to Suncoast Hospice in Patty's honor.