Patricia J. DeSanto, 86, of 1115 Mulberry St., Montoursville, died April 29, 2013, at home.
She was born in Williamsport on Sept. 12, 1926, the daughter of James and Nellie Harkins Connell.
Patricia was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and its Christian Womens Association. She was employed by Stroehmann Bakery on Washington Blvd., here in Williamsport.
Her husband, Robert L. DeSanto, died in April of 1988.
She is survived by her children, Michael R (Susan) of Williamsport, Joseph R. (Brenda) of South Williamsport, James R. (Treasa) of Williamsport, Peter R. of Williamsport, Bonnie Jo (Chet) Shearer with whom Patricia resided and Daniel R. of Williamsport; 13 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and sisters, Theresa Snauffer of Williamsport, Barbara Connell of Williamsport and Ellen Maietta of Maryland.
Patricia was preceded in death by sisters, Kathleen, Phyllis, Peggy, Joan and Cecelia; and brothers, James and Gerard A.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa. There will be no visitation and burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice C/O of Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.