Realtor Member Pat Plumlee passed away

Patricia Ann Plumlee has suddenly passed away December 10, 2019 at 80. It’s a time for sadness and a time for love and a time for remembering and a time for letting go and a time for celebrating and a time for grieving. Pat was a force of nature and a pillar of her community. She was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, broker, wife, partner, philanthropist, leader, manager, friend. She has been described as an elegant lady and a powerful woman. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Jack and Doris Collins, Pat grew up a city girl and got her first introduction to the business world at Ebbets Field in her father’s office where he worked as the business manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers. When she was 13, the family moved south to Clearwater, where they built the Sands Pointe Motel, this was the first taste of the real estate and vacation rental business for Pat. Over her life, Pat built quite a presence in the beach communities. After college, Pat worked for the family real estate business with her parents. Soon she ventured off with her new husband, Ernest “Ernie” Plumlee (d.1994) and created a new industry in the publishing world. She continued to keep her real estate license active and obtained her broker’s license in 1984. Not long after Pat and Ernie sold their publishing company they started Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty in 1990. Pat was proud of her 40 plus years of real estate excellence and earning the Realtor Emeritus Designation by the Pinellas Realtor Organization. Dedicated to her community, she received the Commitment to Excellence in Leadership Award from the Suncoat Firemen’s Association and was a proud member of the Clearwater Community Women’s Club, holding every office besides President over her 40 year membership; the Indian Shores Women’s Club; the Belleair Women’s Republican Club; La Sertoma, in which she served as the President for four years; the Gulf Beach Chamber, in which she served as President; and various condominium boards throughout the years. She is preceded in death by husband of 32 years, Ernest Plumlee; survived by her love and partner of 23 years, Michael A. Petruccelli; her brother, John Collins (Gaye); her daughter, Sandy Risberg (Rob) along with grandsons, James and John; and her son, Todd Plumlee (Cris) along with grandson, Tyson. 

All those who knew Pat or wish to pay their last respects will be welcome to visitation and the funeral.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 from 5 pm – 7 pm
Hubbell Funeral Home & Crematory 
Address: 499 Indian Rocks Rd N, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770 
Phone: (727) 584-7671 


The funeral service for Patricia Plumlee will be held at:
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 at 11:30 am
Calvary Episcopal Church 
Address: 1615 1st St, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Phone:    727-595-2374


In lieu of flowers the family requested that donations be made to:
Indian Rocks Beach Food Pantry
Calvary Episcopal Church 
Address: 1615 1st St, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Phone:    (727) 595-2374

Kimberly House 
1189 NE Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 
Phone: (727) 443-0471 ext. 24