Niagara Gazette


May 12, 2013

Sarah A. Patti


Sarah A. (DeSantis) Patti, 85, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Rizzo) DeSantis.
Sarah was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and attended local schools. On May 28, 1949, she married William D. Patti, Sr. in St. Joseph's Church in Niagara Falls. Mr. Patti predeceased her on March 9, 2006.
For a short time, she was employed at the former Kimberly Clark Corp. and later Carborundum Co., both located in Niagara Falls. For over twenty years she worked alongside her husband and son as the office manager of their family business, William D. Patti & Son Polygraph Service. Sarah was actively involved in several local volunteer church organizations, and for many years served as a lecturer at the former St. Charles Borromeo Church. Above all, Sarah enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for her family.
Mrs. Patti is survived by her two children, Marilyn (Michael) Feldhousen of Pittsford, NY and William D. (Jeannine) Patti, Jr. of Lewiston, NY; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Dr. Anu) Singh, Melanie (Brian) Mierzwa, Nicole (Paul) Lane, William (Brieanna) Patti III, Frank Patti, Anthony Patti and Thomas Patti; six great-grandchildren, Maddy and Anna Singh, Penny and Rigby Lane, Cooper and Chase Mierzwa; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by one sister, Rose (Frank of Niagara Falls, NY) Greco; and two brothers, Salvatore (late Kathleen) DeSantis and Joseph (Ellen of Maryland) DeSantis.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3-8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Thursday, May 16th at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to the Nicaragua Mission Project, c/o Ann Marie Zon, 10100 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY 14051. Email:  Visit
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