Patricia Patty C. Coto Alfonso

April 30, 1946October 21, 2011

ALFONSO, Patricia Coto, 65, a lifelong resident of Tampa, was called home Friday, October 21, 2011, while sur- rounded by her loving family. Patricia was a devoted mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family, dancing and traveling. Patricia was a graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and was a dedicated employee of the Hillsborough County School Board. She led an active life and performed with the Frank Rey dance studio until the age of 64. Patricia was preceded in death by her son, Patrick Alfonso; and her parents, Celido and Vicenta Coto. She is survived by her sons, Bryan (Beth), David (Chelsie); and daughter Andrea Alfonso; her sister, Cynthia (Michael) Sierra; brother, Robert Coto; grandchildren, Madeleine, Sterling, Beau-Patrick and Sophiejoon; and many other beloved family members. Family will receive visitors 5-9 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2011, at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Gonzalez Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 4207 East Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33601. Bryan Alfonso, David Alfonso, Bobby Coto, Joseph Alfonso, Michael Sierra, Chris Sierra, Tim Sierra, Kevin Babanats and Michael Babanats will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Joe Petralia, Nick Babanats, Stevie Collier and Doug Schaefer.


  • Visitation Monday, October 24, 2011
  • Funeral Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Cathleen Hradesky

November 19, 2011

With sincere sympathy to all the family. May your homes be filled with The Lord's Peace, and may your memories be joyous.

Oscar Baker, III

November 5, 2011

We shared many laughs, hugs and dinners. She will be missed by many.

October 27, 2011

She will always be in my heart!

October 26, 2011

She is at peace now. She will always be with you all. Patty was a "Super Lady" She will be missed greatly! All our prayers are with you in this time of such great loss.

Jennifer Saul (Sims)

October 26, 2011

To the Alfonso Family: I am so truely sorry for lose. Patty was a "Great" woman she had the biggest heart and was the sweetest, kindest lady around. I have many fond memories of her watching Disney movies over and over with her. My deepest condolences, I am very sorry.

October 25, 2011

Alfonso/Coto family: Hold on to your memories and let them guide you through this time of sadness. My deepest sympathy. Former classmate , Roseann Noto Fernandez.

Stacey Stromsnes & Mima Mongiovi

October 24, 2011

Patty was so very special to us and will always be in our hearts! Andrea and family, we love you all dearly and have been praying for your strength during this time.

October 24, 2011

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, The Remigio & Cardenas Families

Barbara O'Brien

October 24, 2011

My condolences to Pat's family. May she rest in peace. I danced with Pat at Frank Rey and will always remember her infectious smile and warm personality. Wear those tap shoes in heaven, Pat.
Barbara O'Brien

Karen Brownell-Gomez

October 24, 2011

My condolences to all the family. I met Pat at Frank Rey when our daughters danced together and she and I were in the adult (wanna-be stars) classes. She was a great lady! You were all so fortunate to have had her in your lives!