Patricia Ann (D'Augostine) Gorgo, 62, of Landisville passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Friday evening, Jan. 4, 2013, at Penn/Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia.
She was a beloved schoolteacher at Buena Regional Middle School. Patti was always very proud of her 42 years as an educator. Obtaining her Master's in the Art of Teaching (+30) at the age of 53, she had an endless desire for perfecting her craft. While the evolution of her skills in education was always important, nothing was as impacting as the love she had for her students.
Her family and friends will tell you, however, that her greatest gift was unconditional love. She was devoted and loving mother to all, a wife, grandmother and friend. Patricia's giving nature and love lives on in all our hearts. Patti enjoyed walking with her friend Betsy, swimming and visiting with her children in Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island. Above all she enjoyed spending time with her entire family, especially her three grandchildren, Noah, Abigail, and Eliana Gorgo.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Richard Jr. (Kristin); daughter, Lauren (Leon); Kimberlee (Jen), and her three grandchildren Noah, Abigail, and Eliana Gorgo, also her extended family and countless friends.
A church visitation will be held on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish-Church of St. Michael, 504 West Ave., Minotola. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Victories Cemetery in Landisville.
Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland.
Donations in memory of Patricia may be made to: Patricia Ann Gorgo-B.R.S.D. Scholarship Fund, B.R.S.D. P.O. Box 309, Buena, NJ 08310;
, Memorials and Tributes, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691; or 3 Penn/Presbyterian Medical Center C/O Jim Ballinghoff, Chief Nursing Officer, 51 North 39th St., Philadelphia, PA 19101.
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