Formerly of Chester, NY

Patricia R. Garofalo of Elkhart, IN, formerly of Chester, NY, died on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in Elkhart General Hospital. She was 97.

The daughter of the late Michael and Teresa Trotta Pellegrino, she was born on January 25, 1912 in New York City.

She was the widow of Joseph J. Garofalo who preceded her in death in 2002.

Pat loved to cook and sew and for many years she sewed vestments for the priests as a member of the Mother Butler Mission Guild. She also was formerly employed by Catholic Charities in New York.

Survivors include her daughter, Michalyn "Mickie" Chilcote and her husband, Ned of Elkhart, IN; her five grandchildren: Audrey (George) Garofalo-Reeder, Yvonne Garofalo, Frank Garofalo, Raymond (Melissa) Chilcote, and Donna (Samuel) Chilcote-Peachey; her six great-grandchildren: Samantha Reeder, Bryonna and Ciarrah Garofalo, Matthew and Addison Chilcote and Sara Peachey; a godchild, JoAnn (Alvin) Clark; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Garofalo; her brothers, Fortunato "Freddie" Pellegrino, who died in World War II, Carmine Anthony Pellegrino; a sister, Frances Carosella.

Visitation hours will be held on Sunday, August 2, from 7-9 p.m. at the Lippincott Funeral Home, Inc., 92 Main St., Chester, NY.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 3, at 10 a.m. at the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.

Arrangements by Lippincott Funeral Home, Inc.; 845-469-4134.