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Patrick J. Dessoye

April 2, 2009

Patrick J. Dessoye, a life resident of Pittston, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 2, 2009.

Patrick was born on March 18, 1958, a son of Patricia Coyne Dessoye and the late William Dessoye. Patrick was a graduate of Pittston Area High School and was previously employed at United Rehabilitation Services, Wilkes-Barre. Patrick was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Patrick was an avid music lover, especially if the music was that of his icon, Johnny Cash. Family and friends can attest to the fact that when Pat sang and played his guitar along to Johnny Cash records, he knew the words of the songs and could impersonate the movements of Cash better than anyone. Patrick had the pleasure of personally meeting Mr. Cash on several occasions, meetings that Pat treasured for life.

Pat is also remembered for his gift of mischief, a joy that was inspired, perhaps, by his appreciation of The Three Stooges. Also, anything related to TV trivia, Pat was your man.

Patrick was a very special guy in so many ways, he will be sorely missed, especially by his mom, his caregiver of 51 years, with whom he resided.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, William Dessoye and his wife, Jane, Pittston; sister, Debbie and her husband, David Nossavage, Pittston; niece and nephews; and several cousins.

The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. John The Evangelist Church, Pittston.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Parish of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

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