Vincenza (Leccese) Patterino, 86, of Worcester, Mass., died peacefully Monday, March 25, 2013, in Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center after a period of declining health. Her beloved husband of 33 years, Charles J. Patterino, passed away Oct. 15, 1993.
Vincenza was born on Aug. 27, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was preceded in death by her father, Michael Leccese and her mother, Arcangela (Caravella) Leccese. She was married and lived in Williamsport, Pa., for 40 years.
She is survived by her two sons, Dominic Patterino and his wife Bonnie of Germantown, Md., and Dr. Charles Patterino and his wife Kathryn Howard of Staten Island, N.Y.; her daughter, Angela Orange and her husband Daniel of Worcester; a brother, Frank Leccese of Phoenixville, Pa.; a sister, Raffaela DiSanto of Brooklyn, N.Y. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicholas, Rachel, Flannery and Cordelia, along with many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a brother, Victor Leccese.
A funeral Mass will be held for Vincenza on Thursday, April 4, at Basilica of Regina Pacis, 1230 65th St., Brooklyn, N.Y., at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077, or at www.arthritis.org.
To share your thoughts and memories of Vincenza, please visit her personal guest book at: mercadantefuneral.com.