Mr. Pasquale J. "Pat" DeLilli, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2013. He was born in Rome, N.Y. on January 22, 1922, son of the late Nicholas and Catherine Buanno DeLilli. He was educated in Gloversville schools and graduated from Siena College and SUNY Oswego, earning a teaching degree. Mr. DeLilli taught elementary education at Jansen Avenue and Pleasant Avenue schools in Johnstown his entire career, and took great pleasure whenever he saw his former students. He also served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942-46.
Devoted to his family and community, Mr. DeLilli enjoyed many memberships including the Concordia Club, The Church of The Holy Spirit, and the Catholic War Vets, where he also participated in the bowling league and assisted at the club's weekly bingo games. An avid reader and sports enthusiast all his life, "Pat" especially enjoyed attending and supporting his children and grandchildren's sporting and school events. He also enjoyed golfing and was a former Gloversville Alderman. Pat always enjoyed talking and spending time with people.
Pat was united in marriage November 26, 1950, to the former Sophie Fratangelo. She predeceased him in 2002. Together they owned and operated the former Tots to Toddlers shop in downtown Gloversville.
Survivors include: his children, Michael N. DeLilli (Faye) of Mayfield, Chas N. DeLilli (Sue) and Robert A. DeLilli (Robin) both of Gloversville. He is also survived by: his grandchildren, Anthony, Michael, Laurie Mitchell (Paul), Joe, Lynne, Jackson, Marco and Gianna; two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Franco; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. DeLilli was predeceased by: his siblings, Rose Lomanto, Madeleine De Matteo, Katherine DeLilli, Commie, Peter, Michael, and Dominick "Basil" DeLilli.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at The Church of The Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, in the spring. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Catholic War Veterans Post 642, P.O. Box 1123, Gloversville, Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, 99 E. State St., Gloversville, or to the church. Please visit the family online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.