Patricia C. DeSimone.
1937 - 2021
BORN
May 31, 1937
DIED
January 20, 2021
DeSimone. Patricia C. NISKAYUNA Patricia C. DeSimone of Niskayuna, and Marco Island, Fla., entered eternal life on January 20, 2021, after being stricken at home. Pat was born on May 31, 1937, in Schenectady to Domenick and Lena (Helen) Venditti DeSimone. She was a graduate of the former Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady, Becker Junior College in Worcester, Mass. and The College of Saint Rose in Albany. She began her 40-year career with the General Electric Company in 1957, rising through the ranks of the company where she fondly referred to herself as a "GE girl." Her position as a manager with GE's Power Systems Division afforded her the opportunity to travel to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the United Kingdom, which she enjoyed immensely. Pat was also active in numerous organizations during her lifetime, including U.S. Singletons, the Dominican Spiritual Life Center, and the Saint Rose Alumni Association. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Schenectady where she served as lector, eucharistic minister, liturgical team coordinator and Festa volunteer. In her retirement years she enjoyed spending winters at her ocean front condominium in Marco Island, Fla. She always welcomed family and friends for visits to share in the warmth of the Florida sunshine. Pat will lovingly be remembered for her devotion to her family, friends and especially to her Roman Catholic faith. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Dominick A. DeSimone and numerous aunts and uncles. Pat is survived by her sister, Elizabeth A. DeSimone of Niskayuna; sister-in-law Rita DeSimone of Schenectady; niece Michele Shellard and husband Fred of Niskayuna; great-niece Alessandra Shellard of Niskayuna and by an extended family of many cousins who live throughout the United States, Italy, and France. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church, 331 Seward Place, Schenectady. Entombment will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Pat's memory to St. Anthony's Church Restoration Fund.



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Published by Albany Times Union from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
26
Calling hours
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
St. Anthony's Church
331 Seward Place, Schenectady, New York
Jan
26
Mass of Christian Burial
12:00p.m.
St. Anthony's Church
331 Seward Place, Schenectady, New York
Funeral services provided by:
Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home
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My wife reminded me of one fond memory of Pat. During one of our training sessions in Ireland (right after New Years), we stayed at Killiany Castle out side of Dublin. Pat, Roseanne and my wife Shirley had gone by bus to do some shopping. Now it seldom snows in the area, but this day we got a heavy, wet snowstorm. It go so heavy that the bus could not make it back up the hill to the hotel. The driver apologized but there was nothing he could do, so the ladies had to walk. Now Pat was wearing a crocheted toque style hat. When the three (very wet) ladies came into the lobby they all looked like someone had tried to drown them. But Pats jaunty hat had taken on an eminence load of water and now sagged down to her shoulders. We hoped the shopping trip was worth it...
John R. White
Friend
January 26, 2021
Rose Gallucci Wiggin
January 24, 2021
Betty, Rita, Michelle, Fred, and Alessandra
My heart aches as do yours on the loss of my beautiful friend. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all .
Rose Gallucci Wiggin
Friend
January 24, 2021
Just by chance, I was looking at pictures from 1961 when I lived in Schenectady and saw the pictures I have of Pat & Betty. We belonged to a ski club for a while, and if my memory serves me right, we took a French class together. Sorry to hear of Pat's death.
Jacqueline Bockman Auclair
January 24, 2021
Betty, Rita, Michelle, Fred, and Alessandra.
My heart aches as do yours for the loss of my beautiful friend. My thoughts, prayers and love to you all.
Rose Gallucci Wiggin
January 24, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear about cousin Patty's passing. She was such a big part of my childhood, always loving and so patient with us pesky little kids. As I grew up, I saw her as the glamorous cousin who traveled around the world but always came home to us. Rest in peace, Patty.
Love from cousin Rose Venditti McIver.
Rose McIver
Family
January 24, 2021
Vincent D. DeSimone
January 24, 2021
My earliest memories of her were of me and my family spending a wonderful week visiting her and all of our family in Schenectady. And, of course, they visited us several times in Pittsburgh. Those were defining moments of my life! I'm going to miss her a lot, but at least Heaven will be that much better knowing that she will be there with everyone else.
Vincent DeSimone
Family
January 24, 2021