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Samuel Patrick Willett, 73, White Plains
Samuel Patrick “Pat” Willett, 73, of White Plains died Jan. 15, 2013, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown.
Born on May 7, 1939, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Walter A. Willett and the late Opal M. Henderson Willett.
Mr. Willett lived his entire life at the family homeplace, Willettville. He was a carpenter by trade, first working for his father, W.A. Willett and Sons, then James R. Willett, Builder, and later he was self-employed. He was a talented man who loved nature. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was known for the knives he crafted and the air boat and ultralight plane he built. He was never without his camera. A man of strong beliefs, he lived his life to the fullest, his way.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Anthony L. Willett, Claude T. Willett, Milton F. Willett, John Walter Willett and Wayne E. Willett; and sister-in-law, Linda L. Willett.
He is survived by his son, Christopher K. and his wife Penny Willett of Port Tobacco; daughter, Stephanie and her husband Thomas Potter of Faulkner; brothers, James Raphael and his wife Kathy Willett of White Plains and David R. Willett of White Plains; sisters, DaOnne and her husband Joe Lucas of La Plata and Susan C. and her husband Mike Legagneux of White Plains; sisters-in-law, Alice Willett of White Plains, Catherine Willett of White Plains and Effie Willett of Dowell; grandchildren, Brittany Potter, Courtney Potter, Nick Potter and Marc Potter; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation and prayers were held Jan. 24 at Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 25 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pomfret. The Rev. Robert Kosty officiated. Burial was at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Nursing Center, 21580 Peabody St., Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements are being handled by Raymond Funeral Service.