on July 27, 2014 - 6:08 PM
Dec. 10, 1918 – July 25, 2014
Patsy J. Pullano, of Niagara Falls, a U.S. Army veteran and longtime chemical operator at DuPont USA, died Friday in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston after a two-year bout with dementia. He was 95.
Born in Piffard, N.Y., and one of nine children, Mr. Pullano moved to Western New York as a boy. He graduated from Niagara Falls High School.
Mr. Pullano enlisted in the Army Sept. 16, 1940. He served stateside in the 231st Army Air Forces Base Unit from 1942-45 during World War II as a private first class.
After he was discharged, Mr. Pullano married Antoinette Cornacchia, with whom he recently celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Mr. Pullano worked at DuPont for more than 40 years.
He was active with St. Joseph’s Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister, and also volunteered with St. Mary’s Manor and Our Lady of Peace, where he went on to live for his final two years.
Before his illness, Mr. Pullano stayed active and frequently went for walks. Mr. Pullano was a diehard New York Yankees fan.
Survivors besides his wife include a brother, Dominic; four daughters, Patricia Jensen, Kathleen McDonough, Nancy Penale and Marybeth DiCamillo; a son, Thomas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Pullano will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Church, St. Joseph site, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.