Kenosha -- With her loving family by her side, Patricia A. Carravetta, 74, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Racine, December 8, 1934, daughter of the late Arthur and Florence (Nee: Mertens) McDonald.
On August 31, 1957, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Pat was united in marriage to Joseph W. Carravetta, who preceded her in death June 2, 1998. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kenosha. Pat was employed as an art teacher for many years with Kenosha Unified Schools and as activities director at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Rolling Meadows, and the Winchester House. Pat had a lifelong love for tennis and played competitively until this past year.
She shared her love for the arts by volunteering her time at the Andersen Art Center, Kemper Center and Kenosha Public Museum. She received many ribbons for her beautiful art creations entered in numerous state and county fairs. Pat was a member of various organizations including the Pleasant Prairie Women’s Club, Kenosha Art Association, and the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed shopping, traveling, and her winters in Mesa, AZ. More than anything Pat will be best remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many.
Survivors include her five children, Barbara Lockbaum, Vince (Amy) Carravetta, Gina (Todd) Blaser, Patsy Carravetta and Vickie (Russ) Richardson; her nine grandchildren, Dina, Elisa and Nicholas Lockbaum, Alex and Joey Carravetta, Cody, Madeline, Noah and Reilly Blaser; great-grandchildren, Mariah Ona and Jay Lockbaum; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lorette McDonald, James (Alyce) Carravetta, Dick Carravetta, Grace (Frank) Carravetta, Joanne Carravetta (Gerry) Nosotti; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughter, Suzanne; and brothers, Robert and Arthur.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church, 7307 40th Ave., Kenosha, WI, on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the Kenosha Art Association or to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main Street, Racine (262) 634-7888