Beautiful Inside and Out
Patricia Ann Cabral - Fabiano - Derryberry
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 8, 1936
  • Place of birth:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 20, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
A woman who did it all right. She raised her family with selflessness and treated all with kindness. She sacrificed herself for the happiness of anyone she touched. She was a perfect mother.

It’s been a difficult year without Mom, but we know she is in a better place without pain. We’ve been making her recipes, looking through pictures of her smiling face, sharing stories of her big heart, and overall just missing her every single day. We love you, Mom.

Please note: If you would like to visit Patricia's grave, she is interred at the V.A. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ, Section 54, Number 1149. Thank you.

This memorial website was created in memory of Patricia Cabral - Fabiano - Derryberry, 78, born on November 8, 1936, and passed away on February 20, 2015. We will remember her forever.




Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by cheryl curran on 25th February 2016

"Dearest aunt Pat. Words can not tell just how much you are missed. I know you are safe and happy in the presence of God. I am so great full that we got to go out to lunch with Donna Debbie and Jeannette a while ago and got to spend sme time with you. You are greatly missed and will forever be in my heart. Love Cheryl Curran"

This tribute was added by Tommy-Sheena Zauder on 8th November 2015

"Happy Birthday Grammie! I think about you all the time. You were such an amazing Grammie to me and I miss you.

Love, Sheena"

This tribute was added by Donna Fabiano-Lucchesi on 8th November 2015

"Hi Mama,
Happy Birthday, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and every thing you have given me to remember you by.

I love you forever and ever! You are my best friend, thank you for being my Mama!!

This tribute was added by Brian Fabiano on 8th November 2015

"Happy Birthday Mom- thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Sharon Ziede on 16th March 2015

"I was so sad to recently hear of your mother's passing.  I know you boys will miss her greatly.  As you may remember your mom and dad were great friends and neighbor for many years.   I spent such good times with your mom and missed having her close by.  The passing of time will never diminish my fond memories I have of her.   Sincerely -"

This tribute was added by cheryl curran on 11th March 2015

"Dear Aunt Pat
How very grateful I feel for us being able to get together the last time we did to visit with Donna, Janette, Debbie and my mom and dad. I love you and will miss you very much."

This tribute was added by Chevelle Busby on 6th March 2015

"Sending my condolences o the family of Trish. Death is something that leaves hearts heavy with pain and sadness. That's why God has promised to rid the earth of death and its painful effects forever.-Revelation 21:3,4. No one will ever get sick, nor have to worry about losing a loved one again. Your loved one will be able to enjoy peaceful and righteous conditions, here on earth. Until that day arrives, keep all memories of your loved one close to your mind and heart."

This tribute was added by Barbara Barr on 25th February 2015

"My friend Trish, Philip and I will greatly miss you, you brightened our lives with your laughter and your positive altitude. We had some fun times together and it was so unreal that you and Don lived 5 houses up from us on Monona and we never met, it took the Elks to bring us together.    
Forever missed and loved."

This tribute was added by Vicki Fruth on 24th February 2015

"Trish, we only met once at a game of Bunco at Crystal & Kevin's home. I knew then what a special fun lady you are! I do feel like I knew you for years as I heard so many wonderful, loving precious moments from Crystal down to your Christmas Morning Breakfast. You have such a loving & warm beautiful smile. I know you are at peace now with all of Our Father God's other Angels. We now have Angel Trish. Love and God Bless!"

This tribute was added by diane sullivan on 24th February 2015

"thank you Trish for being a friend ,for past 5 years at Elks an all  fun time we had I will miss you so much .I will miss time we spend working fridy night  dinners. My heart goes out to your family donna.kevin,brian whom i met .May she rest in peace.God BLESS"

This tribute was added by Carol Morway on 23rd February 2015

"my dear trish   I will sure miss our phone.calls, laughter and good times together . you were an amazing ,loving, and wonderful friend. rest in peace girl. I will remember you always.   My deepest sympathy to the family .      carol morway"

This tribute was added by Brandon Lucchesi on 23rd February 2015

"My Grammie was a beautiful woman who deserves to be in a beautiful place, heaven.  I'm so sad right now because as far back as I can remember I have wonderful memories with my grandmother. I was truly her child. I was the child that was always with grammie, grampie and uncle Kevin. She was my best friend. As I became an adult I joined the Navy and would take my leave and fly to Arizona and surprise my grammie because I missed her so much. Instead of being mad at me she would tell me "oh Brandon honey does your mother know about this!?" What a great and amazing grammie. She was so good to her family and friends. I share everyone’s sorrow, I'm very thankful for my mom her daughter that has been with my grammie through everything. I'm thankful and happy my grammie is in a better place. I thank God for everything my grandmother has done for me. Most of all I thank grammie for my mom because I know my grandmother will always live through her daughter, my mom.  I love you...Brandon"

This tribute was added by JT Martin on 23rd February 2015

"Dear Brian,

"It was an honor to have known your Mother. Always with a kind word and a smile on her face. May God hold her in the hollow of his hand."

JT Martin"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Fabiano on 22nd February 2015

"Trish, I was looking for something in my cabinet tonight and found the little Apple and Strawberry that you gave me. I paused and held them and my heart filled with love thinking of you. I remember the day I was in your kitchen and we were baking together; you were showing me how to make your amazing German chocolate cake. I asked about the Apple and Strawberry and you asked me if I'd like to have them. I was so surprised that you would give me them. Your sister Marion had given them to you. After a discussion, you convinced me I should have them and pass them on to my grandkids someday. I was so surprised and so happy. This is just one more example of your generous nature and selflessness. I will miss you so much, Trish! Love, Jennifer Fabiano, Trish's Daughter-in-Law"

This tribute was added by chris lucchesi on 22nd February 2015

"Grammie, I'm very sorry I wasn't able to say goodbye. I love you so much and I will always love you forever and always. I will always remember the love you had for your family and friends. You helped raise me from the day I was born. Always there, always and forever. My earliest memories have you in them. Hanging out with you and mom mom. Going over to the Manns house and playing with all their cool toys. Putting Tabasco on my tongue for acting "fresh". Sharing a laugh as Grampie caught me out of nowhere for "the treatment". You and Grampie at every football game. I loved to give you kisses after Snoopy licked my face. I loved when you'd say "car" and "market". I love you Grammie.
I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living my Grammie you'll be.
Love your grandson, Christopher"

This tribute was added by Veronica Fabiano on 22nd February 2015


You were the best grandmother I could have asked for. Every time I saw you, you put a smile on my face. You made me feel more loved than I knew was possible, thank you for this. Thank you for passing on the DNA of the strong hardworking and unselfish family loving Portuguese.  You were the perfect example of a loving and caring grandmother: always being the one we could count on to show up and take care of us, or give us a ride home from school, or just simply love us. I love you, Grammie. I will miss you so much. Love, your granddaughter, Veronica Fabiano."

This tribute was added by Anthony Fabiano on 22nd February 2015

"One of my favorite memories of Grammie, of which I have many, is how she loved to do puzzles. At every holiday, we'd set up the puzzle table and get out a brand new, unopened puzzle and set it out. We'd all sit around and work on it, in between checking on the turkey or ham or whatever was in the kitchen, laughing and enjoying our time together. I'm going to miss Grammie so much, particularly her positive attitude, warmth, and love that she expressed in countless ways. She's always been there for me. I love you, Grammie.

Love, your grandson,

Tony Fabiano"

This tribute was added by Josh Albers on 22nd February 2015

"Grammie, I love you more than you know and I wouldn't trade having you as my grandma for anything in this world. I guess god has better plans for you than to have you here but you were the epitome of an angel. You are an amazing person inside and out with a heart of gold. I love you so much. I would give anything just to be able to hug and kiss you and let you know I love you just one last time. I can't even begin to express how much I will miss you. I love you! Rest in peace Grammie.
               Love your grandson!"

This tribute was added by Crystal Albers on 22nd February 2015

"Mama Trish, you were the best mother in law a girl could have. If I had to pick a mother in law out of a million women I would have still chosen you. You accepted me into your family with open arms from day one. As a mother myself I know that we hold high expectations for the women that our sons choose. Every single time we were together you always told me how proud you were that Kevin chose me. That meant more to me than I ever expressed. Even as situations changed you continued to show me how much I meant to you. I will truly miss you and all of our talks, your wisdom, your beautiful smile that could light up the largest of rooms and most of all your endless love. I will continue to work to make your (and my) biggest dream come true. I promised you I would never give up and I will stand true. I know you will forever watch over me. I love you mom and I will miss you forever."

This tribute was added by Ken Templeton on 22nd February 2015

"From Jim Templeton,

We had so much to share and embarked on a sweet journey, one I will never forget. You, Trish, have given this old man such joy and pleasure. It is as if two teenagers were just starting the greatest adventure of our lives.  

I love you!!

This tribute was added by Ann Templeton Dablemont on 21st February 2015

"Dear Donna, Kevin, Brian and Mark,
Your mother was a amazing woman and someone I liked , loved and cared for for many years. I mourn with you but rejoice she is in heaven and in no discomfort or pain. Ala' Trish would often say, "Who maketh the salad?" while preparing a meal. And boy oh boy could she cook or what?! Of course we never wanted to tell her how much we liked a meal because we might not get it again, as she'd be trying out another new recipe. I will treasure even more the recipes I spent hours writing down of hers.  We had great fun "junkin'" and how we loved to brag about our bargains. She had the most beautiful smile and she adored all her children and their families so very, very much. She touched so many lives with her warmth and love. Dearest Trish, Rest in Peace. I love you, Annie"

This tribute was added by Tommy-Sheena Zauder on 21st February 2015

"My Grammie was very special to me.  I have so many wonderful memories of our trips to Arizona and her and Grampies visits to California.  Even though we were far apart, we shared the most wonderful memories when we were together.  She was active in my life and came to watch my swim meets, be at my birthday parties, graduation, my wedding and my baby shower.   I am so thankful to have had her in my life and glad I got to visit with her one last time just before Christmas.  I will really miss you Grammie, until we are reunited in heaven. I love you. Sheena"

This tribute was added by Jeri Hays Bennett on 21st February 2015

"It has been an honor to have known Trish and will always hold her memory in high regard.  
She was a loving and faithful servant of her God, her family & her many friends.
She was God's greatest example of grace and peace, love and generosity.  
My prayer is that her examples shine on us all during this sad and stressful time and for the rest of our days."

This tribute was added by Terry Lucchesi on 21st February 2015

"Your mother has left a legacy of love to all that have known her.
I will miss her so very much. Trish's love for all was contagious and her gift to the world.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your brothers and family....
"Et lux Perpetua Leceat Eius" (And let perpetual light shine upon her)"

This tribute was added by John King on 21st February 2015

"It is incredibly sad that Auntie Pat is no longer with us. Memories will always be alive in all of us and I know in my heart that she will be looking down from heaven watching all who came in contact with her.  That's just what she does.  I love you Auntie Pat."

This tribute was added by Jen Weber on 21st February 2015

"Dear Brian and Jennifer,

I remember every time Trish would come into the office, her bright smile and amazing personality! She was like a mom to everyone there and we enjoyed her visits. We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to your whole family.

With love, the Weber family."

This tribute was added by Stan Brower on 21st February 2015

"I remember when Trish and Don bought their trailer. They loved to go to Woods Canyon lake up on the rim above Payson, Arizona. They invited us to join them several times . Boy, she could put on some great meals. She was a wonderful cook. We 'll miss that for sure. She had a zest for life and an infectious laugh. I can hear her now all the way from Heaven. I'm sure The Lord has a big smile on his face from having Trish in His presents. How cool is that? We'll miss you for sure.
Stan and Carol Brower"

This tribute was added by Sandy aarsvold on 21st February 2015

"To my dearest friend I sure am going to miss you.  My condolences go out to your family and am glad they were able to have 78 years to enjoy your unselfness, and passion for life."

This tribute was added by Eddy Busby on 21st February 2015

"We are so sorry for your loss. We are wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Love, Eddy and Kathy Busby"

This tribute was added by Robert Fabiano on 21st February 2015

"To all who knew and loved Grandma Derryberry.  My thoughts are with you.

With Love,

Robert Jon Fabiano"

This tribute was added by Donna Fabiano-Lucchesi on 21st February 2015

Thank you for being the most incredible Mom. You gave all your love to not only your children but to anyone who knew you, You went without sometimes to just give to others, You were the best role model and friend that any person who knew you could have, For this I thank you for being my Mom and my best friend. You will always be in my heart, I will think of you everyday and I know that God gave me the most precious gift of all YOU AS MY MOM! I LOVE YOU MAMA.

Forever and Always...Donna"

This tribute was added by Mark Fabiano on 21st February 2015

"Trish was the most amazing mother-in-law that any one could ever have. She accepted me into this family with open arms and showed love to me as if I was one of her own. I am going to miss her contagious laugh. My prayers are with this family. Sarah Fabiano"

This tribute was added by Mark Fabiano on 21st February 2015

"You left this world for a much better place. What you have given me to continue my life untill I join you, is your warm heart, your unselfishness, your strength and passion for life. I will carry this with me until I join you. I love you your son Mark."

This tribute was added by Susan Lester on 21st February 2015

"Thank you Auntie Pat for your love of family. Always full of love and wisdom. Beautiful,nurturing and most of all unselfish. I am sad, but will be happy to remember."

This tribute was added by Lori Brandon on 21st February 2015

"I will surely miss this amazing women who gave so much love to everyone she met.  She will be forever in my heart, filled with many warm memories. She was a very special Aunt. So sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by jim cabral on 21st February 2015

"Sorry for you loss! Auntie Pat will be missed from us all here on the East Coast!"

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Chase on 21st February 2015

"Dear Brian,
We were deeply saddened by the news of your mom's passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. May the memories of Trish help you find peace. Love, The Chase Family"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Fabiano on 21st February 2015

"Thank you, Trish, for being such an amazing woman, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. You blessed all of our lives with your love and laughter. Brian was a lucky man to have you as his mother. We love you and will miss you every day."

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