Patricia A. "Trish" (nee Corbett) Vaughn

Obituary for Patricia A. "Trish" (nee Corbett) Vaughn

August 1, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Patricia A. Vaughn "Trish" (nee Corbett), of Philadelphia, passed away suddenly on August 1, 2020 at the age of 81. Patricia was the beloved wife of Harry T. Vaughn; cherished mother of Daneen Avendano (Enrique), Colleen J. Cannon, and Natalie S. Martorana; loving grandmother of Issaac Pedroza, Casey Cannon, Kelsey Seger, Aidan T. Martorana, Alessandra Martorana, and Thomas A. Martorana; caring great grandmother of Damien Achtert and Ava Grace Pedroza; and loving sister of James J. Corbett, Joan Nicolo, the late Francis Corbett, Daneen Carvo, and Martin Corbett.
Pat (Trish) as she was known to many of her friends was a true lover of life. She was married to Harry Vaughn for 62 years but remained fiercely independent.

Trish was happiest when she was on her annual vacation in Aruba, where she spent the same 3 weeks annually with her Aruba family celebrating her birthday and Mother's Day. Another one of her happy places was her Wildwood home. She was most content on her porch sipping coffee or sharing Happy Hour with her good friend, Hazel.

Trish also loved fine dining that always included fresh oysters. Her favorite dish was Chilean Sea Bass accompanied by a Rusty Nail. After a fabulous dinner, Trish hurried off to the casinos for a night of Caribbean Stud and she was always lucky!

Trish always treasured family gatherings and doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Holidays were very special, as she was thoughtful and generous! She enjoyed a special relationship with her siblings, traveling to Las Vegas to visit her brothers and good times with her sisters on shore

Trish was truly a winner and lived her life fully on her terms. She was an incredible role model to her daughters, loving wife, and a loyal friend to many.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Patricia's Life Celebration on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9:30AM-10:30AM at John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home 10975 Academy Road Philadelphia, PA 19154 followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:00AM at St. Martha's Church 11301 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Patricia's memory would be greatly appreciated. To donate please visit

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