Patricia (Patty) F. Novara was born Patricia Febbraro May 23, 1917, in Black Hills to Domenica and Ignacio Febbraro.
She passed away Sept. 12, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood at the age of 94.
Patty was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed listening to music and caring for her garden. Her family was her pride and joy. After her children were raised, Patty received her GED and then worked as a CAN at Mt. San Rafael Hospital for many years, mostly working in the nursery.
She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America, PTA Mother of the Year, served on the Las Animas County Rehab Board of Directors and was a Boy Scouts of American den mother.
Patty made her home in Trinidad until moving to Denver in June of 2010 because of failing health. She resided there until her passing.
Preceding her in death are parents, Domenica and Ignacio Febbraro, brothers, Little Joe Febbraro, Joseph Febbraro, Charles (Elsie) Febbraro, Nick (Catherine) Febbraro, sisters Mary Febbraro, Lillie (Tony) Frenchmore, daughter-in-law Sharon Sciacca, sons-in-law, Tom Hughes, John Hinton, Carlos Montoya and Manuel Sanchez, brothers- and sisters-in-law, Jack Sciacca, Pete Sciacca, Albert Salbato, Josephine Sciacca, George (Frances) Sciacca, Lawrence (Sarah) Sciacca, Sam (Josephine) Sciacca, Josephine Cappellucci, Ross Novara, Carmel (Susie) Novaro, Rose (John) Montalbano, Lena (John) Krieger, Josephine (Frank) Juliano, Joe (Mary) Navara and John (Mary Jane) Novaro.
Survivors are her children Frank A. “Chico” Sciacca, Carl E. “Rusty” Sciacca, Mary Jane Hughes, Sandy Hinton (George Salvatore) Rose (Joe) Falsetto, Virginia (Bob) Bingham, Patricia (Steve) Ortiz, John Novara, Angela J. (Mark) Hickman, sisters, Angie Sciacca, Lena Sciacca, Ann (Will) Salbato-Large, Roma Febbraro, Frank Sciacca, Jennie Novara, Cipriano (Mary) Navara Jr., 27 granchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 19, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment followed at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Las Animas County Rehab Center.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.