Norma Patrinostro

November 3, 1932November 17, 2020

PATRINOSTRO, Norma (Betancourt), 88, of Tampa, peacefully passed in her sleep on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Norma was born on November 3, 1932 in Ybor City, she is preceded in death by her parents, Concha Porlant and Andres Betancourt; two sisters, Olga Fernandez, Hortensia Chavez; brother, Andres (Jr.) Betancourt; two grandsons, Ralph Patrinostro Jr. and Robert Patrinostro. She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Del Castillo; four sons, Johnny (Annie) Patrinostro, Ralph Sr. (Sheila) Patrinostro, Mario Sr. (Sherry) Patrinostro, and Anthony (Cindy) Patrinostro; sixteen grandchildren, Stacy, MariaElena, Natasha, Stephanie, Aaron, Jason, Mario Jr., Jonathan A., Anais, Jonathan E., Tiffany, Erica, Damian, Sarah, Leah and Samuel; thirteen great-grandchildren, Philip, Adrian, Alexander, Christopher, Kylie, Evan, Dylan, Isaac, Jacob, Rylie, Giovanni, Logan and Landon; two sisters, Carmen Gonzalez and Helen Gomez; and several nieces and nephews.

She will be missed dearly, especially by her children. It may be goodbye for now, but not forever. We Love you, Ma!



5 December

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Garden Of Memories

TAMPA, FL 33610

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Mario and Sherry Patrinostro

November 26, 2020

We love and miss you so much Ma...

Sylvia Del Castillo

November 26, 2020


I have so many wonderful, loving memories of you being in my life, no daughter could ask for a better mother like you were.

When I was younger I remember the times we spent in the kitchen when you were teaching me how to cook, going shopping, and even though neither of us knew how to swim we still enjoyed taking trips to the beach and spending the day relaxing in the sun with each other.

I remember when I was around 11 or 12 years old you use to have matching clothes made for both of us to wear, it made me so happy to be your daughter.

I'm going to miss the daily calls we made to each other. I loved hearing your voice and when we face timed I loved seeing your beautiful, graceful face.

The memories fill me from when I was young all the way through me being an adult. I felt so lucky to be your daughter.

Thank you for all the love and affection, and thank you for taking care of me when I was sick and throughout my life. You were and will forever be the best mother in the entire world and my heart breaks because I wish I could hear your voice, and see you again.

RIP Ma, I know you're with abuela and all of our other loved ones who are now in heaven.

Love always,
your daughter

Jason Del Castillo

November 26, 2020

Nana, you were always so love and caring from when I was first old enough to remember you. I remember when your would always come down to California to visit in the motor home when I was a kid. You always made the BEST PANCAKES (you taught me how to make them), and you always had so much positive energy around you. Your smile and energy could brighten up a room. In 37 years you never missed my birthday, you would always call and sing Happy Birthday to me, and for that I will always be thankful and grateful to have such an AMAZING Grandma. I'm going to miss you SO MUCH, but I know that you are now looking after all of us as our Guardian Angel. I love you with all my heart Nana, Rest in Paradise. I'll be looking forward to seeing you again in Heaven. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!!

Stacy Del Castillo

November 26, 2020

Nana, being your grand daughter was the greatest privilege. I remember you picking me up from school as a child at B.C. Graham elementary, you, me and uncle Pat going to the small store to get guava turnovers, or any other bad treats that kids loved, but when I moved to California you traveled often to visit and that was the highlight of my life, seeing and spending time with you.

I remember you came up one year and we took you to see a maniachi band because you loved the way they dressed and performed. You were always full of life, you enjoyed dancing, laughing and smiling.

When I was child during your visits to California I remember you and I at the kitchen table painting each others nails. I always think of that when I change or refresh my own nail polish.

And when I moved to Georgia I absolutely enjoyed that 2 months you stayed with me. We went out to eat went grocery shopping watched t.v. and had wonderful conversations. And when I got to visit you in Florida it was the same wonderful feeling resurfacing.

I always looked forward to every year on my birthday you would call me and sing the Happy Birthday song from beginning to brought tears and joy to my heart hearing your beautiful voice...or when I use to call you, you always answered, "Hi, my beautiful grand daughter!"

You will always be loved, always be missed and always be thought of. You were my joy, my inspiration, one of my most favorite people on earth and there will never be a single day that you won't leave my thoughts. You are my world Nana and I thank you for making it special. I love you with every bit of my soul and I know I will see you again and when I do, I look forward to how you not only use to give one kiss but you would give multiple kisses all on one area of my face , followed by non stop hugs.

Love always and forever,
your grand daughter, Stacy Del Castillo

Anais Diantoni

November 26, 2020


“In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.”

I will always cherish our time together and remember your warm heart and beautiful smile. I am grateful your great granddaughter, Riley was able to meet you and make some special memories with you. Even though our visits were short and far between we will always cherish our time with you. Our moments will always be remembered. We love you Nana.

With lots of love
Your granddaughter and great granddaughter
Anais Patrinostro & Riley

Sherry Patrinostro

November 25, 2020

Dear Ma;
You are no longer by our side and you are no longer here you have gone where there is no return, where we cannot search ... But our hearts that still cry your departure, you live like a flame, because it does not open a more love than the one we keep for you here. You are no longer with us, we feel a lot of loneliness, a lot of sadness and everything that surrounds us reminds us of you, we see you in our daily life because you are always here. We feel you are here with us and we are keeping the memories and it is a reality pain of your absence and it is such a great pain. We wonder all these days, Why did you leave? We were not prepared. Now there is only silence, that mute silence that makes our pain even bigger. We do not know how long this deep pain lasts, perhaps it will never go away, or it may be the way we have to keep you in our side and heart. We know that we must obey and accept the inevitable, only Jehovah God knows why. My beautiful mother-in-law Ma, Mario and I, especially, I will always keep you here next to my heart. I really miss you and I love you as my second mother when my Mother went on her journey. Sometimes, I think that everything is a bad dream, that I will wake up and see you again in your room smiling and talking. I miss you, I don't know how we move forward, but I know that I have to find strength, in order to help Mario overcome this great pain and loss. I will always talk about you, how wonderful you were. I love you Ma! I feel you in my heart and I will always miss you! I Love you, Ma!

Love you Always,
Sherry Patrinostro


November 25, 2020

In loving memory of my wonderful grandma because you are always thought about in a special way because you always did so much to brighten up our days and because you cared for others selflessly your whole life through i say a little prayer each day especially for you.
That heaven will protect you and will somehow let you know that, Ma, you meant so much to Me, Britney, and the Kids and that we miss you so much. I want you know i'll think about you as i travel through lifes way an keep you safe within my heart forever and a day. We love you and we know your are in a better place.

Elizabet Hilario

November 24, 2020

Though we were not related by blood, we were related by love. You became an important role model for myself and my children. I’m grateful that Jeremías had his abuelitas love.

May you Rest In Peace!

We love you MA

Hilario Family

Maria Kolsen

November 24, 2020

Ma will live in my heart forever. I’m so sad that she is not with us anymore, but I know for certain she is good now.

The memories I hold are as special as she was. I will never forget her pancakes, “made with love,” or her oatmeal for dinner. She loved when I picked her up for a random shopping trip or just for lunch. It also made her happy if I just came over to sit and do nothing with her.

I’m comforted because I can already see her dressed to the nines, smelling like a flower, dancing with my twin, smiling and eating all the food.

I love you, Ma! I will miss you always.
MariaElena (and Eddie, Dylan, and Evan)

Mario Patrinostro

November 23, 2020

When I Lost You Ma,
I wish I could see you one more time,
Come walking though the door...
But I know that is impossible,
I will hear your voice no more.

I know you can feel my tears
And you don’t want me to cry,
Yet my heart is broken because
I can’t understand why someone
So precious to me had to die.

I pray that God will give me strength
And somehow get me through...
As I struggle with the heartache
That came when I Lost you.

I Love and miss you so much Ma RIP!
Love you always, your Son and Dr. Mario

November 3, 1932 ~ November 17, 2020


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