In memory of
Patricia (Ciaschi) Reece
Patricia (Ciaschi) Reece CANANDAIGUA - Patricia (Ciaschi) Reece, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, with her family by her side. She is survived by three children, Walter Reece, Justine Reece and Heather Reece-Tillack; seven grandchildren, Caitlin (Kyle), Patricia (Thomas), Ian, William (Stephanie), Seth, Abigal (Joshua) and Zacharia (Elyse); five great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Ciaschi; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, William Reece in 1986; and two brothers, Joseph and Martin Ciaschi. Pat was born in Ithaca, N.Y., and was the daughter of Giulio and Lena (Rocco) Ciaschi. She was a graduate of The Immaculate Conception School, class of 1949, and Ithaca High School, class of 1953. Pat earned a bachelor's of science degree in education from SUNY Oswego, with the class of 1957, where she was editor of the yearbook, served on the judicial and student councils and was president of Alpha Delta Eta sorority. Pat earned a master's degree in English education from SUNY Geneseo in 1970. She taught English at Canandaigua Academy for 33 years and retired in 1990. Pat was a member and communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was a volunteer and board member of the Granger Homestead Society and former chairman of the board of the Salvation Army. Pat was also a board member of the Canandaigua Yacht Club for many years and a member of the Retired Teachers of New York State. She served on the City of Canandaigua Zoning Board of Appeals and was the former chairman of the Town of Canandaigua Planning Board where she served for 25 years. Pat was an Athena Award nominee in 1999. She earned an award from New York State for outstanding community service and also earned awards from the Salvation Army. Pat enjoyed tennis, snowshoeing and spending time with family. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget's Church, 15 Church St., Bloomfield. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, PO Box 510, Canandaigua, NY 14424; St. Benedict Parish for St. Mary's Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424; or Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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