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Patti, Josephine Pauline (nee Colella)

Visiting Monday, May 5, 2014 from 7-9pm & Tuesday May 6, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9pm at Scotto Funeral Home, Brooklyn.
Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen RC Church (125 Summit Street) at 10:30AM
Burial to follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Queens.
In lieu of flowers donation to Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen Church are appreciated by the family.

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  1. All our love from Michigan to one of our favorite families. Thanks for making us part of yours.
    Kevin, Jason, Langston and Lily

  2. Jeanette, Frank and family,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom, mother-in-law and grandma.
    She was a very sweet lady, and will always be a part of your memories and your lives.
    Love
    JOanne, Artie and Lori

  3. Dear Patti Family,
    Sooo sorry to hear this news. She was a very special person . My heart goes out to all of you. Love the Moceri and Argenziano family.

  4. Mr. and Mrs. Manus and the Patti family,
    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. We would want so much to be with you now, but as you know Mike, that is not possible. Just know that you will all be in our hearts and prayers for many days to come.
    Love,
    Steve and Margaret Van Pelt
    Jersey Shore

  5. Aunt Jeanette, Uncle Frank and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear the news. Sorry we could not be there to offer you guys some comfort but know that you are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.
    Love Vicky and Tony

  6. Louise,
    Both Arlene and Rosalie Wysokowski told me about your mother’s passing. I remember her fondly from my days at PS 172. Please extend both Chris and my condolences to your father Michael and the rest of your family.
    Sincerely,
    Jay and Chris Rudolph

  7. I can hardly fathom mama’s life today
    Her memories are colliding
    And her thoughts are all astray
    she knows not where she’s going
    She’s not certain where she’s been
    She’s not secure in her surroundings
    And so, she feels entrapped within.
    On the sofa she’ll sit beside me
    I watch her staring into space
    I take her hand in my hand
    and I gently kiss her face
    Then, she smiles like, she’s remembering
    and I think …finally…at last,
    but just as I’m about to speak
    in a flash that moment’s passed
    She’s back to staring on again
    And I fight hard to hold back tears
    Then I think …it’s you, not me
    who’s lost those precious years
    Mom you need to know I love you still
    Though I miss who you used to be
    That strong-willed , witty fighter
    filled with generosity
    You taught me my life lessons
    Or gave advice for right and wrong
    and now, it’s for those words of wisdom that I truly long
    Talk with me mama
    tell me how , as time draws near
    Of the time I’ll ask the questions that you’re not around to hear
    Will you still be listening?
    Will I Feel a breeze brush close behind ?
    And Will you smile and squeeze my hand as a reassuring sign ?
    I think , I know the answers
    In fact, I know just what you’d say-
    But- I sure would like to hear your voice,
    Just one more time today.
    Love You Always and Forever !

    1. LouAnne, what a beautiful poem describing the love and heartache and understanding that you went through. Your mom was a loving and reassuring presence for us and the children at church. We need only look at their daughter to see the loving and accomplished household they had. May your mother find the love, sincerity, and happiness that awaits all beautiful souls. Our prayers are with you. God bless.

  8. Dearest LouAnne, I could hardly read those lovely lines you wrote tonight with weeping! They said so much of what I felt about my mom all those years ago; but that sadness has never left me, & today were so much with me, because it was mother’s day. The years have gone by, but it seems like yesterday. Please know, I know, the loss is deep, but GOD guides us & she is at peace, at last. ( by chance, today, I wore beads your mom gave me from upstate NY; as the day went on, it came to me where I got them—– last time I wore them, I was living in NY) So GOD be with you, always & in all ways!!!
    LOVE N LIGHT, Camille xxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooo

  9. I will miss your mom dearly. She is such a great part of my memory of growing up in NY. Always spending Christmas and other holidays together. We lover her dearly.
    May you always be consoled by feeling of her love and presence in your life.
    Most sincerely,
    Fred Simon
    The Simon family

  10. Mamacita
    I will miss you. You always welcomed me to your home and always had a place at the table for me.
    The Christmas Eves I spent at the Patti/Manus home were wonderful. These are special memories that are beyond compare.
    Papa Patti these are sad times for you now. You are lucky to have such a great family to be there for you. So don’t worry you can still cook for me any time. Love you all Mimi

  11. Dear LouAnne,
    Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person and I remember her fondly. I know she is in a better place. this poem was given to me when my mom died.It helps. Love,
    Sugar
    I’m Free
    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
    I am following the path, God has chosen for me.
    I took His Hand when I heard Him call
    I turned my back and left it all.
    I could not stay another day
    To Laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way
    I’ve now found peace at the end of the day.
    If my parting has left a void
    Then fill it with remembered joys
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
    Oh yes, These things, I too, will miss.
    Be not burdened with times of sorrow
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
    My life’s been full, I’ve savored much
    Good friends, Good times, A Loved One’s Touch.
    Perhaps my time seems all too brief
    Don’t lengthen your pain with undo grief
    Lift up your heart and peace to thee
    God wanted me now, He set me free .
    Author Not Certain

  12. I received this card in the mail today. I needed something to lift my spirits this morning and this did…Roberta Michalko wrote…
    To The Patti Family,
    Although I expressed my sympathy when I saw you, I wanted you to know that it was wonderful to work with Jo. Her sense of humor an beautiful smile is what I will always remember.
    Love, Roberta
    I am so grateful to be reminded of how loved my mom was for her sense of humor and her truly beautiful smile. I love the way she would purse her lips, widen her eyes, raise her eyebrows and shake her head side to side, before she would settle into having a photo taken of her.
    Thanks Mrs. Michalko !

  13. This was written by my cousin Nancy Colella to me…
    Dear LouAnne
    The services for Aunt Josie were beautiful especially the memories shared.
    You know LouAnne the part I liked most about going to Nana’s house was to go downstairs to your house and hanging out with all of you. Your family always made us feel comfortable and welcome. Aunt Josie reminded me of my Mom. I am very happy she had you and Andrew find us. My Mom loved your Mom, Dad, you, Jeanette and Andrew and so do we. I know that I am speaking for myself and my sisters when I say when we think of Aunt Josie we have nothing but warm and loving memories. She will be missed. My Mom and Dad will take good care of her LouAnne.
    I hope all is well with you LouAnne.
    Talk to you soon. Take care.
    Love
    Nancy

  14. For my cousins Joey,LouAnne,Jeanette and Andrew,
    A wife,a mother,a cousin and a friend. Your Mom was all these things and more. When she was still here and I would hear reports of how she was doing,aside for my empathy for LouAnne, I always felt such sorrow for Josie. She was no longer the women I knew and all I could think was how scared and lost she must have felt.A memory would fleetingly cross her mind and disappear. She had to rely on everyone for everything. Now she is at peace and knows all and will be with you all in your hearts and mind. No one can take that away from each of you.
    My prayers are with you all, Cousins Graceann and Donnie

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