patricia m.sofia
Greece: Monday, October 22, 2007, age 43. Predeceased by her mother, Josephine(Pecora)Sofia. Survived by her father, Anthony Sofia; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony and Lisa, Steven and Sharon Sofia; her sisters and brother-in-law, Terry Horning and JoAn and Cal Miller; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30AM at St. Mark's Church, 54 Kuhn Road. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends wishing may make contributions to Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, 840 University Avenue, 14607 in her memory.

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  1. An Everlasting Friendship

    I want to dedicate the following in honor of Patty’s memory to her father, her brothers and sisters, their spouses, and especially to Patty’s nieces and nephews.

    I first met your Aunt Patty when most of you were little tots. It was then I saw her love for children. The memories of pool parties at Grandpa Tony’s and Grandma Josie’s house on Englert Street. The Halloween parties, toga party and other family gatherings. There is a running joke in the family that everytime my sister Bessie was at a ‘Sofia’s party’ it was little Greg who questioned ‘Why is Bessie here, she’s not family?’ No Bessie and I weren’t family, but over the next 30 years your Aunt Patty had become like a second ‘kid’ sister to me.

    I had the opportunity to see her love for my niece & nephew, as the same she gave to all of you! In particular, this past summer my nephew got to really know Patty and come to love her! Patty would play with him, and on one occasion she was driving his go cart all around the outside of his house. That would remind me of the times she would play and love all of you. I could see after playing with him, she was tired; I said Patty take it easy. She said it made her feel good, like she was a kid again. After she left my sister-in-law said to Matthew; Patty’s 43 years old and not feeling well. To that my nephew said ‘mommy Patty is 10 years old’ she was driving my go cart. To him your Aunt Patty was a child like himself.

    Even through her sickness, I could see in her eyes the joy in playing with him brought back her memories of all of you as little kids. I know the love she gave all of you will be passed on to your children by the memories you all had with Aunt Patty. I know her memory will be with my niece and nephew, along with other family and friends and their children.

    On Monday night when I heard of Patty’s passing, Gina Gingello had my sister-in-law call me to say I should see the horoscope for Monday in the newspaper. I read it not that I really get into horoscopes at all, but it was unreal what I read.

    The stars in heaven were real! So here it is’¦
    Taurus (Patty’s sign)
    Quote: ‘When you know what you want (like you do today) almost any path leads to it. Circulate far and wide, make inquiries. Doors swing open and happy people greet you’.
    Patty your door to heaven has swung open, your long and courageous battle has been won! The happy people, Josie, Uncle Rickie and Jenny have greeted you to the everlasting kingdom! May the memory of you live on in future generations to come.

    Patty, Rest in Peace,
    Love ya!

  2. Aunt Patty, you will always have a special spot in all of our hearts. We will always remember you for your quick wit and your big laugh. You always told it like it was and we always love that about you. Thank you for all of the great memories…. We are so glad that you got to meet Travis. He meant so much to you and you will always mean so much to him. Love, Jen, Todd, Travis & Chester

  3. Dear Aunt Patty,
    I was coloring you some pictures that I was going to give you next week when we came to visit. Uncle Tony called and gave us the news. I was very upset and I cried a lot. I think about you everyday. Will misses you too. My mom said that you are looking down on us from heaven and GOD needed you more than we did. I will never forget you. She also said you are with your mommy now. I know that she is happy to see you. Mommy said that Will will never have a poopin’ problem again because his poopin’ pal will make sure that it won’t happen. Thank you for the yummy carrot cake you got me after we went horseback riding. I had lots of fun with you and can’t wait to use my giant bubble blower again that you got me. Mommy said that one day I will see you again in heaven. I love you. Isabella and Baby Will

  4. Dear Patty:

    you will live in our thoughts and be in our prayers always. You went
    before us, so you get tp set the tables for our next gathering.

    Love Always, Joe & Janet

  5. Dear Patty:

    We are very happy we got to see you.
    Our Prays will be with you always.
    Enjoy the family and we will be with you soon.

    Love Uncle Sam & Aunt Josie

  6. Dear Patty:

    We only known each other for a short time, but I’m glad we met. You will be in our prays.

    Love: Tom, Diane & BABY CRIS

  7. Dear Sofia Family,

    Patti and I were very good friends in high school. Our lives took us in different directions over the years but I have such great memories of the fun we had together. I am sorry for your tremendous loss and believe Patti is at peace. My prayers go out to Patti and to you.

  8. Dear Sofia Family:

    What a loss!

    I met Patty some years ago through the Vazques family and had the pleasure of working, drinking and emailing jokes with her and became a Sofia Collision customer through her.

    My sincere condolences!

  9. For Patty:
    Thanks for 16 years of fun and laughter and for always being my friend. Your dignity and courage during this struggle was amazing to behold. You will be forever in my heart.
    To Terry and the family – God bless all of you and and may God help you through this terrible time.

  10. Hi Patti. I’m so happy that you’re at peace, but so sad that you’re gone. Our high school memories are so clear in my mind, I laugh outloud when I think of them. Me, you and Colleen had so much had so much fun together at our reunion in June… It won’t be the same without you. May God keep you in the palm of his hand for all of eternity.

  11. I am so, so sorry about Patty’s passing.
    Im sure Josie is grinning from ear to ear to have her daughter by her side. I will always remember the laughs and fun we had with the whole Sofia/Horning family at the cottage. And always appreciated her business and loved working with her at Sofias. You are all in my prayers. All my love, Lori

  12. I had the opportunity to work with Patty @ RCSD. She had a way of making you a part of her world without any reservation. Patty was ‘very strong’ and vivacious, fun-loving, loveable and generous. Her smile/laugh would light up your life.
    She will always be remembered for her sense of humor and courage. Love you Patty, Rest In Peace!

  13. I rember Patti as always being the life of any group while in highschool. Then at our 25th reunion, even though she was tired, she made me and everyone around her laugh all night. The world has lost a bright lite. My deepest condolences and prayers

  14. I was so saddened to hear of Patty’s death. I was at Nazareth Academy with her and was in the Class of 1982. Though we weren’t close friends I knew of her and remembered a laughing, happy, full of spirit and mischievous being! Please accept mine and other class members best wishes and prayers. Again, we are so sorry for your loss.


    Lisa Bloomfield
    Collen Eddy (Stetzel)
    Patti Montrois
    Amylee Cady (Coffman)

  15. I’ll always remember lighting fireworks and running around the hotel in Miami Beach. The laughter we shared will always warm my heart and make me smile.

    We were the true ‘babies’ of our families and we grew up more as brother and sister. I will truly miss you.

  16. My condolences to the entire family and the many friends that shared a special part of Patricia’s life. She was always outgoing, quick wit with a beautiful smile. She will be sadly missed.

    ‘One of the attributes of love and of God…is to bring harmony and peace’

  17. My Friend Terrry & Family.

    ‘I’ know your family, ‘I’ know your love, I have had the pleasure of it for the past 40 years. Although she is gone she DOES live on… in all of you.
    She loved you and Rick so much Terry.
    She will always be one of the bravest people I will know. She has taken your love with her and will do as she always does, she will share with the other angels and make them smile.
    My Love, my heart, my prayers….

  18. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Sofia family in their time of grief. What an amazing family you are and I’m thankful for the opportunity to know you all. Hold fast your memories as they will comfort you and make you smile when you think of her. She will be greatly missed. My best to you all.

  19. OH PATTY, I will miss you so much my old friend. Myself and many others from St.Phillip Neri will never forget you. Your laugh was so infectious and you always knew a good time was going to be had if you were around. We thought we knew it all in the 8th grade there on Clifford Ave didn’t we Patti, Love you always. love and kisses from Linda and the whole Dellefave gang. Say hi to my bro.

  20. Our deepest sympathy goes to the Sofia Family. Patty was a wonderful,loving person that will always hold a special place in our hearts. We have so many wonderful memoires and I’m glad that we worked things out, just sorry we lost so much time! You touched our lives in a special way and will be deeply missed! We love you!
    Your Bubba, Debbie
    Adam and Morgan Blanc

  21. Our prays and love are with the family and friends of Patty. We will miss her smiling face and her lovely laugh.

    Patty we love you and pray that you will be happy with your mother in heaven.

    Love cousin, Sam & Mae.

  22. Patty and I went to St.Phillip Neri grade school together in the 70’s. She always had a smile, and the party never started until Patty got there. I’m so sorry to hear about your lose. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. May God help ease your sorrow and pain through these hard times.
    Jim Incavo

  23. Patty attended a Nazareth Academy class of 1982 reunion only one time;this year, our 25th.
    She brought the same humor and spirit to that gathering that we cherished so many years ago.
    Godspeed, Pal. We’ll see you again.

  24. patty i will miss you. may
    god keep you safe under his wings.
    you were the best high school friend
    thanks for all the jokes. love
    and miss you patty c.

  25. Patty was a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor. She was a fighter and a true inspiration to us all. We are very saddened, but will continue to cherish her memory with admiration and fondness. To our extended family, the Sofia’s, we share in your sorrow and wish you peace during this time of mourning. With faith and love….

  26. patty was such a special part of our lives,her kindness & courage thru her illness was something i will never forget,your family i know will miss you & they will never be the same again.your mom was also a special lady i often think about, she will welcome you in heaven, & i know jenny q.will be buggin you to go to a big ‘bingo game’ for all who knew patty & her wonderful family.words alone cant express our grief.i pray each day & will think of miss patty with love & laughter & happy memories,good times & wonderful family gatherings.god bless all & one day i hope to see you sweet girl & embrace you.terri & JoAn please stay in touch you were also so good to all of the Quirino’s.all my love mary f piccone & adrianna piccone

  27. Patty- We are so sad to hear you are gone on this earth. You were such a fun and happy person to work with at Xerox. We are so glad to have shared all your jokes and funny stints yoy played on people.We are glad to know you are not suffering anymore. Heaven has just gained a very special person and one that will make everyone laugh all the time. To Patty’s family- We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She always talked about her family and we want you to know you were very special to her.

  28. Patty will always be a special person in my heart. Her sense of humor and her caring heart made her an exceptional person. My prayers and codolences go out to the Sofia Family.

  29. Patty with a (y) can you tell patti with a (I )and me why you didnt give us a heads up on what you were going to do to all of us we miss you and your funny self To all the good times we had together god bless you

  30. Patty, I will never forget your sweet kindness . You will be dearly missed.

    May God take you into his arms and welcome you to his kingdom of glory and may you rest in peace.

    My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

  31. Patty, It’s been A long time since I had seen you, but I never forgot all the fun times we had at xerox and I will never ever foget your laughter. Try to keep the jokes clean up in heaven. I will miss you.

  32. patty, your big smile and cheerful words will be missed by all!! my children and i will miss seeing your smiling face when visiting dad(fred) at sofia’s. My prayers are with the whole sofia family. God bless and rip Patty.

  33. Patty,

    Thank you for all the great memories and laughs. Anytime anyone mentions a golf tournament, I think of you and the ones we were in. Now you can play the great golf courses in the sky. You will be dearly missed. My condolences to your family.


  34. Patty~
    We will miss your beautiful smile and that laugh that was full of life. You have been a true friend to all you have known, your strength and courage has made a huge impact on people around you. We will not say goodbye my friend , we will see you later. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sofia family through these difficult times. God Bless all of you, Patty was a special person and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Love Patti & Diane

  35. Steve and Tony, I was so sad to hear about your beautiful sister, Patricia. I remember talking with her at your ‘great parties’ and how sweet she was. My condolences to you and the entire Sofia family.

  36. To My Little Patty Baby…I want to say how blessed I was to have you for a friend. You had the BIGGEST heart and you were so generous. I don’t want to think about how hard it is going to be not to hear your laugh. It was so unfair for you to have been so sick. I will never forget how brave you were even though I knew how afraid you were to go. You were so strong for all of us who loved you and I pray that you are at peace. I thank you for being so good to my Angelina. This morning when we said our prayers instead of asking God to take Aunt Patty’s pain away she said God Aunt Patty doesn’t hurt anymore. I have not told her that you are in Heaven but because of what she said I know that you are. All of the laughs that we shared will be in my heart forever and I promise to never let her forget her precious little Aunt Patty. Watch over her please and everytime time she puts a pair of ‘flip flops’ on, I know you will be smiling down on her. I love you so much my girlfiend. Lisa xoxo

  37. To the entire Sofia Family:
    May we extend our heartfelt condolances to all of you at this time of loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Jones families and all of the employees here at PJ’S.

  38. To the Family:

    I’m so Sorry for your loss! Patricia ‘Pattie’ was a great person and terrific friend to all!
    My condolences go out to the entire family.

    God Bless,
    Charles Wells

  39. To the Sofia Family and our dear friend Patty Sofia

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your love one. Dilia new Patty for 40 years and grew up with her back on Englert Street when they were neighbors. That friendship was extended when Dilia married Joey. Patty accepted Joey into the family and that was passed on to our son Adam when he was born. Patty, we love you and we will miss you dearly.

    May you rest in peace and God watch over you forever.

  40. To the Sofia family: I am writing on behalf of all the nurses in the treatment center at the Wilmot Cancer Center. We were very saddened to hear of her passing and will miss her big, bright smile. She really lit up the center with her ever-present good nature and humor. Our thoughts are with you.

  41. Tony and Terry,

    I am so sorry to hear about Patty. I hope her , Josie and Rick look down on all of you and let you know thaey are all well and happy.

  42. Tony,Steve, Terry & Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I remember the fun and good times we always had at Nortons. Patty always had a smile or a new joke to share with us. She will be greatly missed by all of us who know her. Her struggle with her sickness is over and she is in a much better place and is cancer free! My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family and all of your friends!

  43. We love you! You will be missed forever.

    Tina, Bill, Isabella and Will Brantly

    PS I will miss you forever (AKA your poopin’ pal)

  44. When I think of Patty , I see that beautiful smile that stretched for miles and touched so many lives….to the family many blessings and comfort always.