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Philomena Wheat

Philomena Wheat passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2024 surrounded by her family.

Calling hours will be held Friday, (February 9), from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the R.A. Patrick Funeral Home, 26 W. Main St., Clifton Springs. A prayer service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

There will be a Funeral Mass for Philomena in Ireland. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Ireland.

Contributions may be made to Ontario Yates Hospice in Philomena's memory.

Philomena was born in Galway, Ireland. The daughter of the late Martin and Bridget Costello. She trained at and received her SRN at Old Church Hospital and later received her RN here in the US. In Boston, on September of 1961 Philomena married the love of her life, James Wheat. She was the past Director of Nursing at Seneca Nursing Home and later founded and operated Professional Choice, Inc. in Clifton Springs. Philomena was an avid gardener, a master of the DIY, and enjoyed sewing. Philomena enjoyed traveling back home to Ireland with her husband, James. But most important to Philomena was her family.

Philomena will be sadly missed by her husband, James "Jim" Wheat; daughters, Nuala (Alan Andrews) and Deirdre (Jonathan Wilkins); grandchildren, Orla (Andrew Orzell) Andrews, Aoife (Kevin Frankel) Andrews, Aislinn Wilkins and Rowan Wilkins; brothers, Thomas (Ellen) Costello and Michael (Mary) Costello; brother-in-law Michael (Carolyn) Wheat; cousins; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends in Ireland, England, and the United States.

Philomena is predeceased by her parents, Martin and Bridget (Kilroy) Costello; sisters, Maire Eibhlin (Tadhg) Curran and Catherine (Luke) Killion.

"Ar dheis De go raibh a h-Anam dilis."

Funeral Home in Charge

R.A. Patrick Funeral Home
26 West Main Street
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Phone: (315) 462-2221