Patricia A. Lanza, 78, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, January 2nd. Patricia was born in Manhattan, NY on January 22, 1943, a daughter of the late Katherine and Francis Miller. She lived in Staten Island prior to moving to Middletown 47 years ago. Patricia was a counselor at Collier Youth Services in Red Bank for 35 years. Patricia enjoyed garage sales, collecting, and quiet time at home, whether it was reading, playing solitaire or watching a mystery or game show on the television. She was an avid animal lover. She always had cats and dogs in her home, and would probably have a farm full of animals if she could. The most important thing to Patricia was her family and friends, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She will fondly be remembered as a devoted wife and loving mom and grandma.
Patricia was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Louis Lanza, in 2010. She was also predeceased by her brother and his wife, Francis and Patricia Miller, and her granddaughter Marrah.
Patricia is survived by her 4 children; daughter, Lisa Kelly and her fiancé, Gene Carman, in Middletown; and 3 sons and their wives; Stephen and Barbara Lanza, of North Carolina; Michael and Debbie Lanza, of Florida; and Thomas and Julie Lanza, of Toms River. She also leaves behind her sister, Kathleen (Harry) Bavaro, of Staten Island and 14 grandchildren; Amber, Christopher, Ethan, Alexis, Noah, Sage, Madison, Haley, Justin, Emily, Dylan, Ryan, Lilly, and Christian along with her great-granddaughter, Rowan.
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