Patrick J. Dalessandro, 89, of Plains Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon 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 a son of the late Joseph and Vincentina (Ciaccia) Dalessandro. Pat attended Jenkins Township High School and was resident of Plains Township for most of his life.
He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II
, serving with the 9th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations. While engaging the enemy, he was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart
He was employed as a truck driver for Just Trucking, Nachlis Furniture and lastly for Gigliello Trucking until his retirement.
Pat was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, the former Sara ""Sadie"" Ristagno, 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; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Parish Cemetery, Plains Township. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.