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.