Patricia (Patty) Ann Lanese
April 5, 1937 - February 24, 2009
Patricia (Patty) Ann Lanese died Feb. 24, 2009. She was born April 5, 1937 in Johnstown, Pa., the youngest of seven children, to Francis and Helen Long.
Mrs. Lanese moved to Arizona in 1958. She worked at G.E. and then at ITT Currier Terminal Systems.
Eventually she moved to Payson in 1977. She and her husband, Ron, co-owned Payson’s Mario’s Restaurant with Patrick and Barbara Underwood for several years before opening another Mario’s in Pinetop with their sons.
The couple settled down in Peoria, where they ran the Westbrooke Restaurant before retiring.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ronald Lanese; sister, Marcella Gillen; brother, Robert Long; two children, Renee Rizzo and Anthony J. Rizzo Jr.; three step-children, Ronald (Kelli) Lanese, Barbara (Patrick) Underwood and Anthony (Peggy) Lanese; eight grandchildren, Becky Hagler, Karen (Rich) Ormand, Anothy J. Rizzo, Christopher and Dominique Lanese, Nico, Gianni and Amoré Lanese; and seven great-grandchildren, Alexis, Alyssa, Chance, Ashlyn, Marissa, Ayden and Tara, as well as many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14 at Christ Church of the Valley, 7007 W. Happy Valley Road in Peoria.
Memorial donations may be given to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of breast cancer or a charity of your choice.