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Patricia "Pat" Morrisette

July 31, 1944 — April 3, 2023

Patricia L. (Kocher) Morrisette, 78, formerly of New Cumberland, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2023 at her residence with family by her side. Born on July 31, 1944 in Lykens, she was the daughter of the late Gordon W. and Mildred L. (Sites) Kocher.

Pat graduated from Lykens High School and would go on to work for many years at the Rite Aide distribution center in Shiremanstown. She would change careers, working at the snack and candy manufacturer, Warrell Corporation, Camp Hill, until retirement.

Pat was an independent woman who took her responsibilities as a mother and provider seriously. She raised her son, Charlie, on her own, but never complained about the difficult circumstances. She was hard working and did everything in her power to give her son a good life. In her spare time—particularly Saturday mornings—she enjoyed browsing yard sales, checking out the West Shore Farmer’s Market or hunting for a good deal or sale.

She surrounded herself with those she loved, but there were a couple longtime friends who were always there for her, and who would also help her to develop her Christian faith. She loved wildlife, and upon moving into her son’s home for her final years, she made it her mission to keep the squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, and any other critters well-fed. She made an impact during her short stay in Etters, befriending her new neighbors and training her son to properly feed the furry friends living among them.

Surviving Pat is her son, Charles P. “Charlie” Morrisette (Tracy A. Trott) of Etters; and a brother-in-law, Brian Rothermel of Wiconisco. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Celep, Helen Rothermel, and Betty White; and two brothers, Michael Kocher and Harles “Buddy” Kocher.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Pat’s name to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc. – 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.


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