Patrick J. Dalessandro

Patrick J. Dalessandro, 89, of Plains Township passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 5, 2013, at Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, where he had been a resident for the past year.

Born in Old Boston, Jenkins Township, he was the son of the late Joseph and Vincentina Ciaccia Dalessandro.

Pat attended Jenkins Township High School and was resident of Plains Township most of his life.

He was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving with the 9th Infantry Division in the European Theatre of Operations. While engaging the enemy, he was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart.

He was employed as a truck driver by Just Trucking, Nachlis Furniture and last for Gigliello Trucking until his retirement.

Pat was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years the former Sara (Sadie) Ristagno, on July 16, 2002; brothers, Charles and James Dalessandro; and sisters, Mary Rowe, Philomina (Mamie) Murray and Clara Trotta.

Surviving are his son, Patrick Delasandro and his wife, Ann Marie, Plains Township; daughter, Jeanne Stine and her husband, Bruce, Harveys Lake; grandchildren, Annette Delasandro and her husband, Ken Johnson, Wilkes-Barre; Patrick Delasandro, Pickerington, Ohio; and Andrew Delasandro and his wife, Julie, Springville, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew and Addison Delasandro; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment with military honors will be held in the parish cemetery, Plains Township. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2013