"Throughout the history of 'The Real Housewives,' we have met many friends and relatives of the wives but rarely has someone's spirit, humor and wisdom made such an indelible impression as Elsa's did," Cohen said.
Patton is survived by Marysol, son Thomas Anthony Jones, daughter-in-law Svetlana and grandson Hunter.
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The family plans to have a private memorial service in Miami.
"The family is so very grateful to the many fans and friends who have continued to ask for her and offer their prayers and best wishes," the family said.
"In lieu of tears, the family asks you to raise a good champagne in honor of Elsa's memory."
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