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Patricia Rose Amento

September 12, 1949November 16, 2021
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Patricia Rose Amento, 72, of Casselberry, passed away on Tuesday, November 16. 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 12, 1949 and was the oldest of six children of the late Loretta and Samuel Mazzei. She is survived by her brothers Anthony, Joseph, Samuel and her sisters JoAnn and Mary.

Patricia married Joseph Amento Sr. in 1977 in Queens, New York. They moved to Winter Springs, Florida in 1988 to raise their two boys, Samuel (Sammy) and Joseph Jr. (Joey) Amento. Her greatest joy was to be involved at her son's school by volunteering, serving on the PTA board and assisting in the music room at Red Bug Elementary School. Many strong friendships were made on those school grounds and these friends are like family now. While at Red Bug Elementary, she received an award for volunteering over 1,000 hours of her time in 1994.

Patricia was very close to her mother Loretta, who lived nearby. When Loretta fell ill, Patricia was there at her side to take care of her until she passed in 1996. After her passing, Patricia worked at Willa Springs Apartments for many years in the leasing office and helped out in the maintenance department. She did everything with a smile on her face and kindness in her heart, befriending many residents along the way.

When her grandson Daniel started Sterling Park Elementary in 2007, Patricia went back into the school, volunteering like she did when her boys were young. Her passion for children was her true calling and the students gravitated to her. She volunteered in the cafeteria, book fairs, holiday shoppe and in the classroom. She again was awarded Dividend of the Year, logging over 1,000 hours at Sterling Park Elementary, Patricia did such a fantastic job in the cafeteria that the school hired her to work there. She was no stranger to the kitchen, she could make the most delicious eggplant parmigiana and the children loved having her around permanently. In 2014, she won Employee of the Year at Sterling Park Elementary by the Seminole County Public School. Due to her illness, she had to stop working in 2017. The administrators and teachers were some of her very dearest friends that still came by to encourage her with their Thursday visits or by going out to eat lunch at her favorite restaurant, Chik-fil-A. She truly loved her friends and I know they will keep her memory alive for years to come!

Memorial service at Baldwin Fairchild, 994 E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL on Sunday, November 28, 2021 begins at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, guests may bring a canned or non-perishable food item to be donated to Sterling Park Elementary food pantry in Patricia's name or monetary donations to Sterling Park Elementary PTA.

Left to cherish her memory is Joseph Amento, Sr. and her sons, Samuel & Joseph Amento. Daughter in-laws, Laura & Natalie; her handsome Grandson Daniel & beautiful Granddaughter Loretta. Sister-In-Law Catherine, Brother-In-Laws Larry & Michael, Nieces- Deanna, Samantha, Briana. Nephews- Joey, Danny, Keith and Chet. Also, all of her beloved cousins in New York.

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    Monday, November 29, 2021

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Cathy Jarvis

November 28, 2021

Ms. Pat was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever worked with. I would go into the cafeteria at Sterling Park with my class and she would welcome us with a big smile and even some hugs! You will be missed very much. โค๏ธ

Cathy

Chet Rosenfeld

November 27, 2021

Aunt Patty,

Thank you for always putting up with me as a kid and giving me a place to stay when I had nowhere to go. All the dinners, breakfasts and holidays you put together for us will never be forgotten. Thank you for the times you took me to school, picked me up from school and made sure I did my homework. Looking back on those memories, you had no obligation to do that for me. Things like I that I will never forget.

Love you and I hope you gave Grandma a big hug for us!

Chet

Carmela roros

November 27, 2021

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Pamela Smith

November 20, 2021

Pat was one of my favorite people at Red Bug Elem. She was so helpful to me and any teacher that asked. I especially remember her assisting Mrs. Christian. Years later, we enjoyed going out for lunch or dinner. One of the sweetest women I have known. Rest in Peace, Pat. You are missed by many.

Melissa Scherrer

November 19, 2021

I always loved being around Ms. Pat. She was warm, kind, loving and fun.
She was amazing with every child. I absolutely adored her along with my children.
My sincerest condolences to the family.

Susan Hillman

November 19, 2021

My family and I adore our Ms Pat! We have so many fun memories of her from our time at Sterling Park. She was always there with a smile, a hug, or a silly joke to share. She made everyone who knew her feel special and for that she will always have a place in our hearts and memories. Much love and hugs! The Hillmans

Cathy Blaha

November 19, 2021

Patricia was a Beautiful Person Inside and Out. She was a Loving And Caring Person. She will be missed so much by myself and so many. My Condolences to her Family. They will be in my Thoughts and Prayers. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Liza Westerblade

November 19, 2021

My condolences to my Aunt Patโ€™s family. We surely did lose an amazing person. I loved her like she was really my Aunt. I am very grateful that I was able to see her for her Birthday surprise this year. I can hold on to that special memory of her.
Aunt Pat till we meet again. Iโ€™ll love you forever!
Your Puerto Rican Niece Liza

Tom Jelneck

November 19, 2021

She was such a wonderful human being, Shonte and I have such fond memories. Please know of our love and support during this time.

Yvette,Jerry and Franceska Benson

November 19, 2021

Our dear, fun, kind, smiling friend Pat.
While we have a lot of people in our lives, including our spouses, family members, and children among others, there is nothing quite as unique as the relationship we have with a dear friend. That was Pat. Since the day we met Pat, when Franceska started Kindergarten at Sterling Park Elementary, Pat was my Friend in need. As a new Mother taking her baby girl to K-garten (now 15) Pat was by my side comforting me and sharing her laughter. She brightened my days! We loved her sense of humor, we enjoyed her fun company and most of all we shared a love for the Earths beloved Elephants. Patty Pat Pat we love you, Always.