Obituary of Patsy DeLuca
Greece: April 22, 2017 at the age of 91. Patsy is predeceased by his wife Mary DeLuca. He is survived by his daughter Connie DeLuca; grandchildren Jeralyn Brunette & Jerry Brunette. For more information about Patsy please visit www.bartolomeo.com
Patsy’s visitation will be Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, 9:30 AM at St., Theodore’s Church, 168 Spencerport Rd., immediately followed by his Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Honor Flight, PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692 in Patsy’s memory.
Patsy was born June 4, 1925. He was one of 9 children born to his parents Louis & Rose in Lyons NY.
During Patsy’s youth he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. During his teen years Patsy found himself working to help support his family.
On September 10, 1943 shortly after turning 18 years old he enlisted in the US Army. He found himself serving during WWII overseas and most notably fought in the Battle at Normandy. He served Honorably and ultimately was discharged as a Corporal on December 15, 1945.
Upon returning home to Lyons Patsy began working as a laborer building Railroads. Along the way Patsy picked up the trade of working with tile. His Tile working talents were sought after and he found his way to Rochester, NY and ended up working for Bay Tile. He later joined Delco where he finished his career working from 1976-1988.
Patsy met the love of his life Mary while living in Rochester. They were married June 3, 1961 at Holy Apostles Church. They went on to have one Daughter Connie and she grew their family to include two grandchildren, Jeralyn and Jerry. Without a doubt Patsy’s grandchildren were his pride and joy. He regularly attended their functions and always looked forward to spending time with family.
He always maintained a sense of humor. He enjoyed watching old B&W Films to include the Three Stooges and John Wayne Classics. He used to say “don’t get old” and “make sure you still have six friends to carry you.”
Patsy patriotism and love of his country continued on while living in Rochester. He was a member of the American Legion #468.
In his free time Patsy loved to bowl. He also liked games of chance and working on Word Searches. His favorite drink was Labatts Blue Light. Patsy had a creative side. He enjoyed working on drawings created with pencil.
Patsy will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved him as: social, loyal, kind, humble, strong willed, good hearted, generous, compassionate and selfless. He will be truly missed.