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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Patricia Countess Jellicoe (1917-2012)

Patricia Countess Jellicoe, who died 18 March, 2012, aged 94, was the first wife of the 2nd Earl Jellicoe (1918-2007). She was born in Shanghai in 1917 as Patricia Christine O'Kane, dau of Jeremiah O'Kane, of British Columbia, Canada, and married 23 Mar 1944, as his first wife, George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, son of the 1st Earl, Admiral of the Fleet, sometime C-in-C of the Grand Fleet in the First World War, who was given an earldom in 1925. The marriage, which produced 2 sons and 2 daughters, ended in divorce in 1966.

Countess Jellicoe is survived by her children. The elder son, Patrick, is the 3rd Earl.

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