Patricia Novielli, 86
Lover of the arts
Patricia C. Novielli (nee Sikora), 86, a longtime resident of River Forest, died on Feb. 21, 2020.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1933 in Chicago to Steven and Mildred Sikora (nee Evans). Pat loved music, literature, and theatre. Years ago, she was thrilled to visit her family’s ancestral home in Wales.
Dedicated wife to the late Dominick M. Novielli, aka Domo, of Bari, Italy. Dom and Pat met ballroom dancing at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and married on the first day of summer in 1952. Pat and Dom are now reunited and dancing a rumba to “Spanish Eyes” by Al Martino – their very special song.
She was the devoted mother to Pamela, James (Carol), Steven, and the late Paula; grandmother to Kyle, Justin, Jennifer, and Marco (Alicia) Novielli; close-in-heart to her sister-in-law Stella (Tony) Lettieri nee Novielli; loving aunt to Chris (Brenda), Renee, Michael Lettieri, Marina (Phil) Figarelli and Jeffrey (Anne), Paul, Daniel (Shelly), and Robert (Marissa) Lettieri. Pat is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Pamela Adams Novielli.
Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Prayers Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Luke Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to BrightFocus Foundation for Macular Degeneration Research, St. Jude’s Research for Children, and Misericordia.