YOUNGSTOWN – Patricia Ann Mountford, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2022, surrounded by her family at Hospice House in Poland.
She was born October 25, 1938 in Youngstown, the fourth of nine children, to Stanley and Catherine Sonoga Venosky.
Patti was the most amazing, beautiful, selfless and humble soul to walk the Earth. His children adored him. She was even chosen as mother of the year in 1995 by The Vindicator. She was devoted to her family, instilling many life lessons in her children, which were then passed down through three generations.
Patti was incredibly proud of her family; she loved all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were her life and she always cared about their well-being.
She graduated from Wilson High School in Youngstown. Very early on, she taught dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. She started her career as a beautician for Goldie’s Beauty Salon and then had her own beauty salon for many years. Patti also taught at the Choffin Career Center. She then moved into home health care, where she developed personal relationships with all of her clients. After her retirement, she spent her time working at Maplecrest Nursing Home and then at the Fireplace Restaurant, doing what she loved most, cooking.
It belonged to the churches of Saint Christine and Saint Matthias. She was strong in her Catholic faith and recited her Rosary every day.
Over the years, she was an avid bowler, gardener and canner. She loved baking and cooking, a passion that led her to catering for many years. She also loved elephants; she always said they brought her luck, which she needed when she went to the casino or when she played her daily lottery.
Patti leaves cherished memories of her, her children, Debbie (Marc) Sakara of Youngstown, Thomas Mountford III of Youngstown, Colleen (Terry Round) Berarducci of Hubbard and Patrick (Christine) Mountford of Erie, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Layla Morris of Poland, Tommy Morris Jr. of Youngstown, Heather (Josh Calabrette) Sakara of Struthers, Courtney Mountford of Poland, Tiffany (Michael Major) Berarducci of Struthers, Peter (fiance, Amber Kennemer) Berarducci of New Springfield , Cassandra (Sean) Rycek of North Carolina, Ryan Mountford of Erie, Pennsylvania, Jessica (Josh Bartz) Mountford of North Carolina and Marissa (Isaac) Rodriguez of Texas; great-grandchildren, Avery, Kaiden, Jaxon, Mia, and one on the way in October 2022, Parker; former son-in-law, Peter Berarducci of Youngstown; sisters, Delores (Jack) Willison and Kathleen Chicase; brother, Joseph (Joanne) Venosky; sister-in-law, Judith Venosky; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Stanley, Richard and Albert Venosky, and George Richard; and her sister, Sally Umstead.
She loved everyone she met and she in turn was loved by her family, friends and everyone who was lucky enough to know her.
The family would like to thank Mercy Health’s 4th Floor MICU, and the doctors and nurses at Hospice House, for their care and compassion during Patti’s final days. They are truly angels on this earth.
There will be a visitation and reception of friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022 and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Cremation and Funeral Service. . ., 3896 Oakwood Ave., Austintown, OH 44515, followed by an 11 a.m. mass at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown, OH 44502. Internment will be at Lake Park Cemetery .
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