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Lillian C. Patania

Lillian C. Patania (nee Razzano), 87, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Seminole, Florida, following a short illness. She was born August 24, 1925 in Lorain. Lillian was a graduate of MB Johnson School of Nursing and had worked as a Nurse Anesthetist at Elyria Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Mary Church in Elyria, where she volunteered with The Hot Meals Program for many years. Lillian was a true caregiver to all; she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and crocheting.

Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Coffey (Terry) of Seminole, Florida, Tina Kowalski (Rick) of Grafton, and Toni Miller (Jeff) of Elyria. Additional survivors include four grandchildren, Greg, Anthony, Alison, and Shannon; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Jennie Fogo of Parish, Florida.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Dominic A.; an infant son, Samuel; her parents, Andrew and Vincenza (nee Bove) Razzano; three sisters, Ethel Malone, Marie Pilarsh, Margaret Beachler; and two brothers, Louis and Peter Razzano.

Friends may call 1 until 4 P.M., Sunday, January 27, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria (440)322-4626, where closing prayers will be at 10:30 A.M., Monday. Funeral Mass will be 11 A.M., Monday, January 28, 2013, at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035, where Reverend Father Charles Diedrick, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions, in Lillian's memory, can be sent to The Hot Meals Program at St. Mary Church.

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