Patricia Musitano | Obituaries | News from the castle
Patricia A. Musitano, 89, of Bessemer, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital with her two daughters by her side.
She was born the daughter of the late Wm. Donald and Frances (Hicks) Barber in New Castle on December 10, 1932.
She was a teacher in the local Springfield School District, where she taught home economics and third grade.
After her retirement, she enjoyed working at Classic Bakery in Boardman.
Pat loved the outdoors, gardening, sewing, baking, and tending to her lawn and berry bushes. She had a special place in her heart for all animals, especially dogs.
Although she was a life member of Trinity Episcopal Church, she recently attended Westfield Presbyterian Church with her family. There she made many special friends and enjoyed
participate in various outreach programs and activities.
In addition to her parents, Pat was predeceased by her husband, Sammy Musitano, whom she married on July 18, 1953; and a brother, William Lee Barber.
Pat cherishes his memory of daughters Jody Musitano (Donald “Butch” Merrill Jr.) and Kathy Eichenlaub (David); four grandchildren, Sammy (Amanda) Merrill of Oakton, Virginia, Amy (David) Juang of Ellicott City, Maryland, Kelly Eichenlaub of Raleigh, North Carolina and Maria Merrill of Cincinnati, Ohio; great-grandson, Adrian Merrill of Oakton, Virginia; and his sister, Donna Young of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate Pat’s life. We will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 1 at St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society or Angels for Animals.
Pat’s ashes will be interred with her husband’s ashes at Graceland Cemetery, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements are being made by Terry Cunningham Funeral Home in Bessemer, Pennsylvania.
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