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Patricia Ann Kopanski
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Patricia Ann Kopanski, entered the warm comforting glow of our Lordís light on June 29, 2019. She has been reunited with her beloved husband, Walter.

A lifelong resident of the Utica area, Patti was born on May 13, 1942. She was the daughter of Salvatore and Carmella (Scalise) DiMeo. Educated in local schools, Patti was a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School, class of 1960. A woman of faith, she was a devout catholic.

On November 2, 1974, Patti was united in marriage to Walter J. Kopanski, in Little Falls, NY. They shared 37 years of love and happiness until Waltís passing on January 19, 2012. Wadjie was always and forever in her heart.

She is survived by her sister, Toni DiMeo; her niece, Tiffany and Russ Service and their children, Micaela Parker and spouse DiDi Roy, and Talia and Casey Service; her nephew, Dr. Joe and Renee DiMeo and their children, Gianna and Antonia DiMeo; nieces, Debra Murdock and family, and Mara Hans and family; a nephew, Dan Kopanski and family; her uncle and aunt, Armand and Betty DiMeo; a special cousin, Arlene Hill; and many close friends.

The family would like to honor Ruthann Pugliese, whose friendship, guidance and assistance during this difficult time was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.

Special thanks to the staff of St. Elizabeth Special Care Unit 4th floor. The care given by the nursing and CNA staff was astounding; every member treated Patti with dignity, kindness and love throughout her stay there.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Pattiís Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 3rd at 1 P.M. at Historic Old St. Johnís Church. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will greet visitors following mass.

In accordance to Pattiís wishers, please donate in her memory to the Abraham House, who provided her with the care and comfort needed in her final days.
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My deepest sympathy to the family. Patti was my special friend. She was a amazing women so caring Fly high my friend May she RIP Love Gail Lewis

Written by gail lewis
2019-06-30 10:29:34 PM

Patti I am going to miss our phone conversations and the laughter we shared. I know we were cousins but what we did have in common was more like we were sisters. Be at peace you deserve it. Don't forget your promise about the pearly gates. I love you. Arlene

Written by Arlene Hill
2019-06-30 11:02:08 PM

My heartfelt sympathy to all the family. I will truly miss her. We used to have some good laughs reminiscing about the old days.

Written by Nancy Engle
2019-07-01 1:40:41 PM

We Are So Sorry for Your Loss, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family! Andy & Linda Convertino

Written by Andrew Convertino
2019-07-02 5:22:40 PM

I will miss you always. You were my friend and confidant. I told you that you were amazingly strong. You showed me a strength that you never knew you had. You always held your dignity through this short illness. Your strength amazes me and I only hope that I have some of that. As you always reminded me we come from a long line of strong women. We come from a strong woman who left her children to travel the ocean alone to find her husband. Another strong woman who raised her children during the Depression, who lived with epilepsy daily, and didnt let it stop her. Another strong woman who watched a son pass as an infant. Another strong woman who raised a family and kept a roof of their heads when her husband was stricken ill. And another strong strong woman who's marriage fell apart and had to start completely over. And then there is you. You went from your mother's house to your husband's house, to being alone. You lived with the strength to keep going as hard as it was. You had to adjust to things that you had never done before. But you did it. You showed me to walk with dignity. Even as this illness took you, you smiled and waited patiently for your loved ones to greet you. I see you walking on Lansing St. to your grandmother's house. Sunday dinner is waiting and our people, our family is waiting there for you to come home. I will love and honor you always.

Written by Tiffany Service
2019-07-03 12:15:53 PM

My deepest condolences to the family. Patti was such a sweet gentle person. Rest In Peace Donna

Written by Donna Pedone-Merhib
2019-07-06 2:24:43 AM