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Patricia F. Rizzo went home to her savior Jesus on January 19, 2018. She was born in Niagara Falls on December 12th to Joseph, Sr. and Carmella 'Nellie' (Curcio) Palillo. Patricia married the love of her life, Premo J. Rizzo, on November 9, 1946. They had only 33 loving years together until his passing in 1979.
Patricia worked in Jenss Department Store during Christmas time, as well as Kimberly Clark, Twin Fair and Ambassador Leather Goods. She raised three children, Angela (Eugene) Ochal of Niagara Falls, Joseph of Richmond, VA and Luke of Morrisville, NC.
Patricia loved gardening her beautiful roses, cooking lasagna for her son-in-law, reading and taking care of her beloved pets, Monique and Lacy. Patricia loved Monday's lunch and shopping with her daughter; and watching the Buffalo Sabres with her sons.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her four brothers, Fred, Mayor Jacob, John and Joseph Palillo; and three sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Irene and Barbara Palillo.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 22nd from 4-8 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12 Noon in St. Vincent De Paul Parish at Prince of Peace Church, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on January 20, 2018
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