Viola Patrei

Viola Patrei

1927 - 2019

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Clinton - Mrs. Viola Patrei, 91, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the St. Luke's Home with her loving family by her side.


She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on October 14, 1927, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Lena Cimino Tripolone and she attended Herkimer schools. She was married to Louis Patrei on September 25, 1948 in St. Anthony's Church in Herkimer. The two shared a blessed union of 62 years until Louis' passing on August 17, 2011. Viola was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Clinton.


Viola is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Arthur and Karen Patrei of Liverpool and Louis and Suzanne Patrei of Clinton; her beloved grandchildren, Janine and her husband, Michael Fitzgerald, Ryan Patrei and his wife, Gina, Kassi and her husband, Derek Tolone, Michael Patrei and his wife, Caroline, Laura and her husband,  Dr. Scott Brehaut, Nicholas Patrei and his wife, Nicole, Sarah Patrei and her fiancé Daniel Oliver, Christopher Patrei and his wife, Danielle, Joseph Patrei and his fiancé, Dionne Bever, Whitney McGonigal, Heather McGonigal Hahn, Jamie McGonigal and Elizabeth McGonigal; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Florida Norman of Rochester; one sister in law, Elida Tripolone and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one son Samuel Patrei on June 9, 2001; two sisters, Rose Malta and Eva Rappa and three brothers, Vincent James Tripolone, Alfred Tripolone and Americo Tripolone.


Her funeral will be held at the convenience of her family. In keeping with Viola's wishes, there will be no public calling hours. Spring interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Her funeral arrangements are under the direction of the from the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Avenue Frankfort. 


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.


Viola’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Michael McCoy and the entire staff of St. Luke’s Home for the wonderful care and kindness shown to her during her stay and passing.


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Prayer Service

10:00 am
Thursday, February 21, 2019
V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc.
203 Second Avenue
Frankfort, New York, United States
(315) 894-2211

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Thursday, February 21, 2019
St. Mary's Church
13 Marvin St.
Clinton, New York, United States

Spring Interment

St. Agnes Cemetery
Mohawk St., <no data>
Utica, New York, United States
(315) 732-8588
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