Patricia Senofonte, 93, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones Sunday evening, February 23. She was born to Alex and Lucia Boezi Burattini of Dunmore on November 12, 1920, and was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Frank, who died in 1988, as well as brothers, Drago, Terrance and Paul.
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She is survived by five children, Louis and wife, Virginia, Roaring Brook; Frank and wife, Grace Ann, Dunmore; Thomas and wife, Kathee, Waverly; Al, Dunmore; Rich and wife, Linn, Dunmore; and a sister, Matilda Morell, Scranton. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Gigi Holmes, Patrice Ruddy, Mark, Todd, Marni, Scott, Alec, Nick and Franco Senofonte, Karrie Millett and Victoria Burgio; and six great-grandchildren, Louis, Samantha, Paul, Chloe, Luca and Serafina; and several nieces and nephews.
She was educated in the Dunmore School District and was extremely proud of receiving a certificate in carpentry from Grossman's Lumber Supply, which she put to good use over the years making repairs around the house. She was an amazing cook and seamstress, and she used her talents to create everything from wedding dresses to custom home decor. Before retirement, she was employed at T&T Fashions, where she was a floor manager and oversaw many seamstresses. She was also employed by Mia-Jod Garments and later opened her own tailoring shop in Dunmore. She also ran the snack concession at MBC lanes for several years. She was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore.
Pat completed her mission in life, which was to raise her five boys and help raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nothing, however, brought her joy like gathering her family for a meal, tending her vegetable and flower gardens, watching her grandchildren and rooting for the Yankees. After retirement, she loved travel, whether it was her monthly trip to Atlantic City with her girlfriends or family vacations throughout the U.S. and abroad, especially Italy.
For their exceptional care, compassion and prayers, the family would like to thank Dr. Sal Lawrence, the staff of Green Ridge Health Care, especially her main caregivers, Diana and Gwen, and Sacred Heart Hospice.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore. Interment to follow in Dunmore Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Patricia's memory may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
To offer the family a condolence or for further information, please visit www.dunmorefuneralhome.com.
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2014