Grace M. Patti, 92, of VanCleef St., passed away on Monday (October 15, 2018) at Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, N.Y.
Family and friends may attend Grace’s Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Saturday (October 27) at St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca Falls, with the Reverend James Fennessy, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls.
Grace was born in Seneca Falls, N.Y. on November 10, 1925 the daughter of the late Nunzio & Lena Galatone Carello. She was a life resident of Seneca Falls where she had worked for the Seneca Falls Central Schools in the cafeteria. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca Falls. Grace loved to sew, garden, cook and bake, especially cooking and baking for family and friends. She loved her many grandchildren and was known by her family as “the family babysitter” who, also, taught her grandchildren and great grandchildren to color.
She is survived by three daughters, Esther (Stewart) Young, Seneca Falls, Terry (Daniel) Elias – Seneca Falls, Nancy (Dominick) Belle – Seneca Falls, 11 grandchildren Melissa (Mathew) Beadle, Wendy (Joseph) Caraher, Scott (Jessica) Elias, Shelly (Amanda) Devito, Bill (Janette Robbins) Plate, Danielle (Chad) Costanza, Jason (Marsha) Plate, Eric Elias, Sara Belle, Diana (Jason) Cecce, & Dominick Belle; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters Frances Bruch – Seneca Falls, Nancy (Wally) VanDuyne – Auburn, Amelia Furano – Seneca Falls, Theresa (Gene Emerick) Smith – Seneca Falls; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Grace was predeceased by her husband, Luke Patti who died April 27, 2002; her daughter, Deborah Plate who died May 6, 2000; her sister, Dahlia Liberatore who died November 26, 2014; her brother, Nicholas L. Carello who died June 25, 2017; her half-sisters Mary Sasso, Rose Brown, & Elizabeth Carello; & her half brothers Sam, Vito, & John Carello.