Patti Lowney Piceno
November 20, 1929 – June 29, 2018
Only daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Van Wicklin) Lowney of Folsom, California. She was born November 11, 1929 in Sacramento, California. Patti grew up and attended grammar and high school in Folsom. She was a cheerleader and avid tennis player. As a teenager she was a proficient ballet and tap dancer. At one time Patti owned her own tap- dance studio. With these talents she also entertained troops during WWII. During the war Patti volunteered working on the outside grounds of Folsom Prison as an aircraft identification specialist. Making sure any aircraft flown in the area were U.S. planes. Patti attended Sacramento Junior College where she was a business major. She met her future husband, Frank, at a dance in Folsom. They married on the January 13, 1951 in Reno, Nevada. As newlyweds they moved to Monterey where Frank was stationed in the army at Fort Ord. Patti was able to find work on base as a Marine secretary. They lived in Monterey for 2 years. After the war the couple moved to Placerville and when children came along her dance future was put on hold. Her Dutch-Irish Lowney/Van Wicklin Clan were a pioneering family in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in and around the Folsom area, extending as far as Silver Lake, Hope Valley and Lake Tahoe. When her children became a little older Patti worked in Placerville as a secretary at Bank of America, Mother Lode Bank and U.S. Bank. She also spent some time working at the California Veterans affair department. In retirement the last 30 years were spent enjoying their summers at their Lake Tahoe cabin. She was a Lifetime member of the Marshall Auxiliary Society, working in the gift shop. She was also a liaison in the emergency room. For many years she knitted articles for cancer victims, veterans, the aged, and wildlife refugees. During their retirement years the couple would bring their 3 New Zealand grandchildren over to enjoy the summers in Lake Tahoe. She was active at AARP and Seniors Inc. in Lake Tahoe. Patricia is survived by her Husband of 67 years Frank, Daughter Robyn, son Randy and three grandchildren living in New Zealand Lucas, Francesca and Dominic Piceno. Patricia is survived by her husband of 67 years Frank, daughter Robyn, son Randy and three grandchildren living in New Zealand, Lucas, Francesca and Dominic Piceno. A funeral service will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Tuesday the 10th of July at 11 am. A reception will be held following the service in the parish hall next to the church. Burial service will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Marshall Hospital Foundation.
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018