Socialites and stars come out for Central Park’s snazzy ‘hat lunch’
Socialite Patty Raynes was excited to hit the town in NYC before death
Famed New York socialite Patty Raynes found dead in her Palm Beach home
Billionaire John Paulson’s fitness guru girlfriend offers boujee diet tips
The funeral of late socialite Patty Raynes — who was found dead in her Florida home, April 27 — was originally tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, we’re told.
But it will now happen at a later date.
The upper crust memorial is even causing some conflict amongst Raynes’ pals, insiders say.
Sources tell Page Six there’s infighting amongst her former Upper East Side friend group over who’s helping her family plan the funeral — and who was closest to the beloved socialite, who tragically died at 70.
But a source told Page Six there’s no need to fight over who was closer because “she had an international society circle.”
“She knew a lot of people,” the source said of Raynes, the daughter of the late oil baron Marvin Davis who famously owned 20th Century Fox, Aspen Ski Company and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Raynes’ New York circle jumped at the opportunity to help her family find New York venues — and to put together an invite list — for the memorial after her philanthropist sister, Nancy Davis, who is based in LA, reached out.
The situation has had some behind-the-scenes drama, we hear.
A source said there were threats within the friend group of “disinviting” people, as if it’s “some sort of society gala,” we’re told.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles-based Davis family confirmed that friends have offered their services to help with a New York ceremony, and that ultimately, “Patty’s family is planning a private service for her close friends and family.”
“The family is extremely thankful for the outpouring of love with so many of Patty’s friends offering to help. The family would appreciate their privacy during this difficult time,” the rep said.
A source familiar with the family told us they don’t understand all the fuss, since, “any Davis event is always a private, controlled, guest list sort of thing.”
Like a scene out of “Dynasty,” the nighttime soap the Davis family inspired, one friend even claimed Raynes “wouldn’t want” certain people to attend because of the way they’d talked about her in life behind her back.
Said another source, “People are capitalizing off her poor death,” while another pal mused that Raynes had “lots of friends. No one needs to be the best friend.”
A source, who has known the family for over 40 years, described a supposed newer set of pals, whom they’ve “never heard of,” as “a very petty group of people. It’s all about them and not about poor Patty,” they said.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office told us they’re still waiting on the medical examiner to determine her cause of death. Raynes’ family believes that she died of asthma-related problems.
Share this article:
Source: Read Full Article