Patricia Ann Pecora

Patricia Ann (Reitz) Pecora, 83, of 331 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 17, 2024, at her home.

Born on July 12, 1940, in South Bend, Indiana, she was the second daughter of William and Jewel (Tyring) Reitz.

Pat was a 1958 graduate of St. Joseph High School and a 1962 graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. In the summer of 1962, she began working for the Kennedy administration, specifically for the Secretary of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

On November 11, 1967, she married Stanley E. Pecora, Jr. at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

Pat was a parishioner of St. Bernard Church, served as the Parish Secretary (1979-1989), and Financial Secretary for Pecora and Duke Law Firm (1989-2012). She was also a member of the LaStella Auxiliary and the St. Bernard’s Catholic Women’s Group.

Surviving is her husband Stan of 56 years, her daughter, Maria (Timothy) Nesbitt, her two granddaughters, Katie and Maggie Nesbitt, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her younger sister, Rosemary Reitz. She is survived by her older sister, Jewel (Reitz) England and her younger brother, William A. Reitz, Jr.

Family will receive friends on Friday, May 24, 2024, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home, 372 E. Main St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 11 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Gutting as Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or to the St. Bernard Church Building Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Stan, I was saddened to see your wife, Pat, passed away. I know you took such very good care of her for many years. May she rest in peace, and may you and your family find blessings from her memory.
— Cheri English

Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your wife
— Herbert Henry Joella Hadden

Stan I am so very sorry for your loss. Garry and Holly Puglio
— Garry Puglio

Stan, you were so steadfast and faithful through Pat’s many years of illness. Demonstrating great love. We pray the Lord’s peace upon you and your family at her passing. Jeff and Drenda
— Jeff and Drenda Duke

Mr. Pecora and Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a lovely, kind, and friendly lady. May she rest in peace and may the lifetime of good memories bring you comfort and Christ''s love surround you.
— Laurie Konwinski

Stan and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you all.
— Mark and Amy Pascarella

Stan, so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
— Chuck Lang

Stan, I only knew Pat briefly but she was always friendly to me and made me feel good after seeing her! May your memories console your heart! She is at peace and at home with our Lord.
— Teri Everett

So sorry to so her go Stan, you were so good to her.
— David Lunden

Stan, we’re so very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.
— Hopkins

Stan and family, Martha and I are sorry to hear of the passing of a wife a mother and grandmother . Losing a family member is not an easy process. You all will have memories to look back on and enjoy reliving events over the years. Prayers to you all.
— John and Martha Zenner

Stan I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you during this difficult time. Fondly Judy Keenan
— JUDY KEENAN

Dear Stan, Lisa and I send you, Maria and your family our deepest sympathy on the passing of Pat. We are very sorry for your loss.
— Jim Evans

Pat always made me feel like I was another daughter of hers when I was with her. She was a dear sweet lady that so many will miss! May her soul rest in the Lord’s eternal embrace.
— Lauren Shearer

Stan & Family, The entire Council 403, Knights of Columbus send our thoughts & prayers to you all. May faith and fond memories sustain you at this time of loss.
— Mark B Steffan

Stan, Missy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Pat. Pat was so kind and sweet. She made new acquaintances feel like they were her lifelong friend. May she Rest in the Peace of the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
— Clay & Kelli Nesbitt

Stan, my friend, please accept my deepest condolences, and trust you will find serenity and peace in your heart and home. Max
— Max Goodman

We are sorry to hear of your loss.
— Stoney,Becky,Max,Michael Greenberg

Condolences

  • Stan, I was saddened to see your wife, Pat, passed away. I know you took such very good care of her for many years. May she rest in peace, and may you and your family find blessings from her memory.

    — Cheri English
  • Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your wife

    — Herbert Henry Joella Hadden
  • Stan I am so very sorry for your loss. Garry and Holly Puglio

    — Garry Puglio
  • Stan, you were so steadfast and faithful through Pat’s many years of illness. Demonstrating great love. We pray the Lord’s peace upon you and your family at her passing. Jeff and Drenda

    — Jeff and Drenda Duke
  • Mr. Pecora and Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a lovely, kind, and friendly lady. May she rest in peace and may the lifetime of good memories bring you comfort and Christ''s love surround you.

    — Laurie Konwinski