Pat graduated Woodbury High School in 1959. The first Wednesday of every month, she and her classmates would meet for lunch. As a 10th grader she was lucky enough to meet the late Russell Giandomenico at a school dance. The two of them danced together until his death in 1998. She was the east coast baton twirling majorette. She could twirl two fire batons while blind folded and never singed a hair. But her greatest claim to fame were the banana split dinners and turkey hoagies for Thanksgiving. They raised their children in Woodbury Heights and decided to move to Florida. After four years they came home and repurchased their house on Alliance Street. That dance produced three children, Russell (Lisa), Rick (Cindi), and Christine (Joseph) Petsch; grandchildren Knoell (Rob) Giandomenico, Joseph Petsch, Gabrielle, Gavin, Sophia, Rick and Vincenzo Giandomenico.
A graveside service to celebrate 74 great years will be held Thursday, June 11 at 11 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.
In lieu of flowers donations to offset the cost may be made to c/o Newfield Bank, to the account of Christine Petsch.