Marita S. Pato "Nanny" July 30, 1937 ~ Jan. 4, 2009 Resident of Antioch After a courageous battle with cancer, Marita passed away peacefully at home. She was the Director of Nurses at Antioch Convalescent Hospital for 37 years where she was affectionately known as "Pato." Born in OK, Marita came to Antioch when she was 5. She spent 53 wonderful years married to her high school sweetheart, John Pato. Marita is survived by her children, Becky Acridge (John), Shelley Lago- marsino (Tony), John Pato Jr. and Tim Pato; her brother, Arthur Moore and family; and her sister and best friend Peggy Ortega and family. She is the treasured grandmother of 6 and great grandmother of 11. Marita was met in heaven by her parents Carl & Edith Moore. Marita touched many lives and her spirit will carry on forever by all those who knew her. Visitation, Sun. Jan. 11, 2009, noon-5pm with Rosary at 3:30pm, both at Higgins Chapel, Antioch. Funeral Mass, Mon., Jan. 12 at 10am at Holy Rosary Church, Antioch. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on her behalf to the American Cancer Society (925) 934-7640, or Holy Rosary Church (925) 757-4020.
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