Patricia "Patti" Best-Wargo



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Patricia Best-Wargo “Patti” Rochester: Passed peacefully with family by her side on Thursday January 4th, 2024 at the age of 68. She is predeceased by her parents, Francis and Emily Best; son, Nicholas James Wargo; sister, Margaret Krizan; Mother and Father in law, Albert and Margaret Wargo; Brother in law, Joseph Wargo; and Sister in law, Elizabeth Wargo. She is Survived by her husband, James Wargo; daughter and Son in law, Denise (Jason Tebo Sr.) Wargo; grandchildren, Megan (Nicholas Mucci) Tebo and Jason Tebo Jr.; brothers and their spouses, Bernie and Elaine Best, Joseph and Ann Best, Paul and Donna Best, David and Linda Best; Sibling in laws, Dorothy and Paul Madigan, Margaret and Steven Abbott, Albert and Shirley Wargo, Andrew and Barbara Wargo, Marie Curtin; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Patti was a bright and joyful spirit. Always full of humor and laughter. She was the most caring and generous woman. Patti loved spending time with family and friends, sitting lakeside, taking walks, traveling, crafting, music and dancing. She loved animals, especially her dog Zelda. Most important to her was her love and commitment to her husband Jim and becoming a mother to her daughter Denise and her Son Nicholas. To have been fortunate enough to know her is to understand the magnitude of her loss, but to also understand the ineffaceable love she leaves with all of us. Friends and Family may call Thursday January 11th, 2024, 4PM – 7PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626 Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday January 12th, 2024 at 10:30AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt Read Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers Donations can be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in her memory.


  1. Diane Blanchard on January 9, 2024 at 10:13 am


  2. Shirley Wargo on January 9, 2024 at 10:52 am

    Patti… We also cannot believe you have left us soo soon. Sooo many fun times camping, walking, shopping and the laughs we had. Will always remember your smile such a nice way to be remembered. I know you are at peace now with Nick and family. Soo many people will miss you.I hope we will all meet again one day. Love , Shirley and AP

  3. Randall M Bird on January 9, 2024 at 1:22 pm

    we are sorry for your loss . Our thoughts are with you and yours . Randy and Karen Bird

  4. PJ Madigan on January 9, 2024 at 1:43 pm

    Patti was such a warm, funny, loving person and always treated our family as one of her own. She will be forever remembered as one of ours.

  5. Barbara Russo on January 9, 2024 at 3:21 pm


  6. Melissa on January 9, 2024 at 4:31 pm

    Denise , What a beautiful picture of Patty. My heart goes out to you and your family during this painful loss. Your mama was so loving ,kind and always smiling. I will never forget her taking our Rudy in and spoiling him with over the top doggie breakfasts! She loved her pups! Sending you love my strong, sweet girl.

  7. Shannon Lockhart on January 9, 2024 at 6:44 pm

    1 Thessalonians 4:14 says that “for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him”, so we can rest assured that Patti is in the joy of the Lord now.

  8. Judy Tastor on January 9, 2024 at 9:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, dear ones……..Jim, Denise, Dorothy, Margy, Marie, Andy and ALL……..I just am so very sad to read of Patti’s death!! My care, my sorrow, my love being sent to you all! Patti was so sweet, so dear to me when I visited……l and I loved her. I wish I could take this from you. ♥️

  9. Kinita Coe on January 9, 2024 at 11:07 pm

    Our loss is truly Heaven’s gain. You will be missed.

  10. Winola Bourbonnais on January 10, 2024 at 10:07 am

    Jimmy & Family ..So Sorry for your loss ..My heart goes out to all of you & hope you find Peace & Comfort in All your memories you have with & Healing Prayers …

  11. Eric Bunt on January 10, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    The wargo family were my neighbors my whole childhood. Patty even watched me before school as a sitter when I was a toddler. Her smile and laugh would always make me smile. 35 years later Denise and the wargos are my oldest friends in my life. Love you! Miss you!

  12. Paul on January 10, 2024 at 2:22 pm

    Donna & I will be missing the family gatherings with Patty. Growing up on Wilder St. with little sis. And of course, "It’s under the beneath".

  13. Kristina on January 10, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    Aunt Patti, The world lost an incredible woman … you! I miss you and the kids miss you, too. Your smile & laughter were infectious. You always knew how to have a good time. I remember one Christmas Eve many moons ago, celebrating at your house on California Dr.—- someone made rum balls, (was it you?) and anyways mom (Marge) and me ate more than we should, and needless to say the ride home that night mom & me were laughing at everything. I can remember visiting you at your house with Grandma Emily, and how fun it was- I remember having appointments at the OB office and seeing always gave me hugs afterwards & we chatted a tiny bit. I love that you hosted the twins baby sprinkle. I felt so loved that day. You made everything perfect. I remember how generous you always were- from sharing garage sale finds to giving the kids a little something- or just handing me a $20 randomly (like my mom would do occasionally) “just because”… or to do something fun with the kids…. I remember mom’s funeral, and sobbing on your shoulder during the service. I remember how tightly you held my hand. I cherish all of the conversations we’ve had since mom died… the way you could feel my broken heart and comfort me. I’ll forever remember your heart & love for life. I can only imagine the reunion with Nick, Mom, Grandma Emily & Grandpa Frank. Rest in peace now beautiful Angel. Don’t worry about us, here, we will support and offer our hearts to Uncle Jimmy and Denise. With love, Krissy

  14. Jean Sciacchitano on January 12, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Patti, I remember you from days past, the old Aetna days. You babysat my daughter for a bit. My heartfelt condolences to your family.

  15. Sharon Chichelli on January 20, 2024 at 6:50 pm

    Jim and Denise I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of your spouse and mother. She was always bubbly and funny. We nicknamed her “Tex” and it stuck with her for years! She was a great friend to me when I needed it most in my life! She will be truly missed. Love you my friend, rest in peace ❤️

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