Patricia (Falino) Misuraca passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, December 29th. She was 69. Born and raised in Boston’s West End, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale “Pat” and Frances P. (Cartolano) Falino. Patricia lived in Somerville before settling in Medford where she and her husband Joe raised their family.
Patricia enjoyed many years as an administrator with the Department of Employment and Training for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She later worked as a teaching assistant with Winchester School Department. For Patricia, family was everything. She was a dedicated daughter and a loving wife, mother grandmother, and sister. She loved her nieces and nephew, and lived her life as the glue who kept her family together and the rock everyone could depend on. Patricia loved life and had fun with everyone she knew. She looked forward to a Grey Goose cosmo or glass of wine with family or friends. She enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino and wherever and with whomever she went, fun was had by all. She will be missed by all who knew her, and they will always be inspired by the motto she lived by: “Family First”.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph Misuraca. Patricia was a loving and devoted mother to Tara Smith and her husband Paul of Medford. She leaves her grandchildren Michael J. and Alex P. Smith of Medford. She was a devoted and dear sister to Rosanne Gray and her husband Al of Dracut and Joyce Obal and her husband William of Tewksbury. She was a special and loved aunt to Lisa Manfra, Danielle Gillis, the late Derek Gray and great niece Janie Gray. She also leaves her little friends Squirt and Viviana.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 5th at St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Please follow updated social distancing protocols while attending services. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Patricia’s name to the American Lung Association., 1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701.