Priscilla "Patty" D. (Wells) Rotolo

September 18, 1942May 13, 2021

Priscilla Dawn Wells Rotolo, affectionately known as "Patty," departed the earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at the age of 78.

Patty was born Sept. 18, 1942, and was a dedicated mother of five children. She was also a grandmother of 13 and a great-grandmother of 11.

She is survived by her five children, Steven, Joseph and wife, Cheryl, Anthony, William and wife, Faith, and Melissa. Additionally she is survived by her husband, Joseph Rotolo Sr. and three sisters, Linda Holtsmaster, Sandra Moran and Ginger Butler. She was predeceased by her parents, Nelson and Lena Wells; brother, Nelson Wells Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Judy.

In 1958, Patty met and married Joseph and started her own family in Brooklyn. In 1971, she and her family returned to Oneonta where much of Patty's family still lived.

For many years, she worked at Fox Hospital Nursing Home lovingly caring for the elderly residents approaching their end-of-life journey.

At age 48, Patty suffered a near fatal brain injury that forced her to retire and she had to relearn even the most basic functions. In spite of this she never gave up and always kept a smile on her face. Some of the things she enjoyed were gardening, cooking, cleaning her house and lying in the sun. She also loved country music and enjoyed singing with her musical family members at various gatherings. She is forever in our hearts and we are eternally grateful that she shared her light and her love so selflessly. Rest in peace, Patty.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. May 21, at Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.

A gathering of friends and family will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.


  • Gathering of Friends & Family

    Friday, May 21, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, May 21, 2021


Priscilla "Patty" D. (Wells) Rotolo

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Elaine Neer

May 20, 2021

I worked with Patty for years at Fox nursing home. She was a great friend to me for years. I went and visited her when she was in Robinwood. I was shocked and heart broken when I heard of her passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Patty is now in a much better place, and free of pain.

Maria Robst

May 18, 2021

I worked with Pat for many years at A.O. Fox. She was such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Brenda Cole

May 17, 2021

My heart goes out to the family. I just loved Patty she was a very special person and will be missed dearly. Hugs and prayers to all.

Ginger Butler

May 15, 2021

My dearest sister, how my heart is so sad I was so looking forward to setting with you outside when the weather was nice! I am so glad We got to see you in person though and Delhi was so great in letting us talk on Face time, even though we talked about you eating! I love you you were like a second mom to me and what fun we had working together at Fox nursing home! I am crying now but I know you are with our Savior Jesus! Love Ginny your baby sister!