BENNINGTON – Patricia “Patty” Kelley Woodworth, 61, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 25, 1956 in St. Albans to the late Richard Kelley and Lorraine Trembley of Bakersfield. 

Patty was the loving wife of 39 years to Peter A. Woodworth, and they shared their home in Milton. She was the compassionate and proud mother of Nicholas A. Woodworth and his wife, Candice, of Sarasota, Fla. She was the most amazing Grammie to three grandbabies, Camlin, Caiden and Caraline Woodworth. Patty was also the cherished sister of Nancy and her husband, Raymond Myers, of Milton; David and his wife, Monica Kelley, of Franklin; and Andrew Kelley of Florida. Patty was also loved by her nieces and nephews and her great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Myron Woodworth; brother-in-law Paul Woodworth and his wife, Cathy; and a very special friend, Judy Bilodeau.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother, Kevin, in 1972; special niece, Angela Kelley, in 2005; mother-in-law, Barbara Woodworth, in 1996; and brother-in-law Perry Woodworth in 1996.

Patty had overwhelming strength that made her mighty! She believed in the hearts of others and had a passion for children, which was beautifully seen through her grandchildren and her work at Milton Elementary School. She was a hard worker and dedicated herself to accomplishing her work at Chittenden Bank and at UVM.

Patty was passionate about her two cats, Nikki and Bailey, and enjoyed all things chocolate. She loved to garden, having fun riding her motorcycle, loved going to the beach with her family and enjoyed many poker games with family and friends.

In celebration of her life the family requested everyone to wear red. Visiting hours were held Monday, Feb. 12 at Minor Funeral Home in Milton. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the funeral home with burial following in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to