Mary Daniela Russo-Patton
Aug 29, 1958 - Aug 24, 2013
Mary Daniela Russo-Patton passed away at Doctor's Medical Center August 24, 2013 after fighting a courageous 8 year battle with breast cancer. She was born in Sicily & moved to the U.S. at the age of 4. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Salvatore & Josephine Russo & her son, Derek Patton. Survivors include her son Sean Patton of Modesto, Melanie Patton of San Diego, grandson Derek Patton of Bakersfield & her dog Zeke.
Mary worked at Downey High school (her second family) as a secretary & was a member of Crosspoint Community Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her son, daughter & precious grandson whom she was lovingly devoted to. Mary was known for her amazing Italian meals, the over abundance of food on the table and her great sense of humor that she maintained to the end of her life. She loved her family & huge circle of friends. She will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 7, 11:00 am at Crosspoint Community Church, 1301 12th St, Modesto.
The family wishes to thank Mary's friend, Frannie Lay as well as all her close friends for their countless hours of love & care.
Published in the Modesto Bee from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2013