Patricia A. Panzitta

Patricia A. Panzitta, 74, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and formerly of Nutley, N.J., passed away on January 9, 2013.

Born in Carbondale, Pa., she lived in Nutley before moving to California 20 years ago. Mrs. Panzitta was a teller and floor manager at Security National Bank in Nutley. Later, she worked as a caregiver and aide at Valle Verde Senior Living in Santa Barbara.

Daughter of the late Harold and Charlotte (Schermerhorn) McDonough, and dear sister to the late, Robert, Harold, Chuck, Donald, Bernard and Joseph McDonough, she is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph Panzitta; her children, MaryLynn DePierro, Mark and Toby Gilhool; Patricia and Paolo Benvenuti; Paul and Ruth Gilhool; her stepchildren, Joseph and Darlene Panzitta; Karen and Richard Miller; Steven and Kim Panzitta; and her grandchildren, Katey and Daniel Marra; Andrew Watts, Carl, Jonathan and Justin Lordi; Jack and Matthew Gilhool; Kieran and Ronan Gilhool; and Grace Panzitta. She also leaves her brother, Jack McDonough and her sister, Judy Larkin.

Relatives and friends will be received at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home (, 267 Centre St., Nutley, on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 10 followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 15, 2013