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Patricia E. Davidsen-Craft, 70, of Gloucester, passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Burlington Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Wirt P. (WP) Craft III.
Patricia was the daughter of the late Ralph Wayman Benjamin and Edith Francis Gahan. She graduated from Commerce High in Worcester Mass., in 1964. She earned an Associates degree from College of San Mateo, Calif. She was a very active member of the League of Women Voters. She belonged to the Protestant Faith.
She is survived by her daughter, Paula Dickey (nee Davidsen), her two sons, Nathan and Owen, and their dad, Christopher Dickey of Gloucester, Mass.; daughter, Penelope "Penny" Hzayen (nee Davidsen), her three sons, Wade Coull, Wesley Coull, and Raif Hzayen, and her husband, Ibrahim Hzayen. Patricia was also survived by a brother, William Benjamin and his wife, Saundra of Palm Springs, Calif.; Joan Davis of Mentone, Calif., and MaryAnn Ritacco of Worcester, Mass. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her grandson, Wyatt Gregory Coull, and her brother-in-law, Richard “Richie” Ritacco.
In honoring Patricia’s wishes, she was cremated and her interment will be at a later date. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to our Armed Forces and our Veterans. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on  October 7, 2017
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