Patricia Ann Piersol Pacinelli, 84, passed away May 15, 2018 at Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, PA. She was born in West Chester, PA to the late J. Robert and Elinore (McCausland) Piersol of Guthriesville, PA.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli, a sister Joan Burks (Roy) Willow Street, PA and a brother Barry Piersol (Vickie) Bowling Green, Ohio, a niece Meredith Bieszczad (Jake) Perrysburg, Ohio, and a nephew Brandon Piersol (Rachel) Ann Arbor, Michigan and five great nieces and nephews, Vera, Lena, Iris, Bennett and Hudson.
A 1952 graduate of Downingtown High School, Patricia earned a degree in nursing from Bryn Mawr Hospital in 1955 and a BS in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. During her career, she held positions in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and public health programs. She also conducted nursing home inspections.
In 1988, she suspended her career to become a caregiver for her parents and in-laws. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. In retirement, she became a dedicated volunteer at Willow Valley.
Patricia was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lancaster.
The family wishes to thank Arbor View staff for their excellent care and compassion.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Patricia’s life on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Auditorium, Willow Valley Manor North, 600 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Patricia’s name can be made to FUMC of Lancaster’s capital fund, 29 East Walnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.