Patricia F. ‘Pat’ Groff, 74

Patricia F. “Pat” Groff, 74, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Newark, Del., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Cadia Healthcare Renaissance in Millsboro, Del. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Oct. 4, 1944, daughter of the late Patrick J. Morgan and Margaret M. Carroll Morgan.

Groff worked as a telephone operator for many years before becoming a caregiver for seniors. She was proud of her Irish heritage and cherished celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. She also loved to brag about her New York roots. Her hobbies included dancing and collecting owl trinkets. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Groff Sr., in 1990; her brothers, Patrick and Thomas; and her sister Sarah Schlender. She is survived by her sons, Robert Eugene Groff Jr. of Dover, Del., and Richard A. Groff of Bear, Del.; daughter-in-law, Kelly; grandson, Owen; and sister Margie Schwarz of Florida.

A visitation service was to be held Oct. 3, 2019, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home in Wilmington, Del. Burial was to be private. Condolences may be sent online at