El Camino Memorial - Encinitas

340 Melrose Ave, Encinitas, CA


Mrs. Patricia Jean Masters-Publico

23 March , 19542 May , 2019

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Patricia J. Masters-Publico boldly walked into the arms of her precious savior. Known as Patti, Trisha, Trish, PJ, Mom, or Nonna, she was undeniably a woman of faith, an unsinkable spirit with a vigor for family and a fire for the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Bernice Masters, and her husband, Tony Publico. She leaves behind her children Dominic Publico and wife Dana, Jeana McMurray and husband Steven, and Annabella Boas. She is survived by her grandchildren Madisyn McMurray and Cassidy McMurray, her brother and sister-in-law Clark and Joanne Masters, and her nephews Justin and KC Masters and their families, Bailey, Savannah, Desiree, Caleb, Michael and Abigail Masters. She is also celebrated by her uncle Richard Lux, cousins, the Rhoads, and many extended family members in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and beyond.

Trisha was known as an enthusiastic, courageous, spirit-filled mentor, mother and businesswoman. She thrived for over 6 years with stage IV breast cancer when original prognosis was 6 months. A fighter of epic proportions with an unshakeable hope, a role model for faith during the storm.

A service in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista, California at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to Samaritan’s Purse, the Jesus centered organization known best for Operation Christmas Child. Donations can be made online at samaritanspurse.org.

More than anything, she does not want her family and friends to feel sad or sorry for her. This day is a day of joy, reunion in the heavenlies and a celebration of the blessing we all received by knowing and loving her. In the spirit of celebration she requested that we wear colors that acknowledge the fun, excitement, and zest for life that she shared with every person in a way that was unique to each of us.

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.” Psalm 30:11


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 18 May , 2019


Mrs. Patricia Jean Masters-Publico

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Michael and Susan Chaalan

13 May 2019

Our prayers are with the family. We would like to convey our condolences and assurance that her memory lives on through the warm and loving spirit she shared with all of those she touched. Bless her soul and her family.

Janet Karsh Canavero

9 May 2019

My prayers go out to all of Patti’s family. We spent many good times together in high school. I feel so happy to have known this special lady. I’m sure she is at peace, and glad to be with Tony again. Love, Janet

Steve Arnold

8 May 2019

Our prayers are with the family. She was always a ball of fire, spent many of our earlier years in High School going to dance contest together, we even did Soul Train together. She was the party. I had many of years of friendship & blessed that we met and had shared those good times.

Kathleen Bailey

8 May 2019

I will never forget our woman's retreat and my beautiful sisters celebration of her birthday at Joanne's home. Never have I met a more gracious loving sister friend in the Lord. Her gentle voice , her caring ways. Trish had one of the most beautiful hearts I have ever met. I love you dear sister in Christ see you on the other side where we will spend eternity together. I love you Trish. Love your sister in Christ.