January 26, 1998
Judy (Julianna) Krois-Patricelli, passed away on Jan. 21, 1998, after a long illness. Born on Sept. 2, 1929, in Selfrige, North Dakota, she came to the Pacific Northwest when she was 12 and lived in the Seattle area and Eastside the remainder of her life. In 1947, she married Fred J. Patricelli, and in 1950 gave birth to her only child, Kathy Patricelli-Kaler. Both Fred and Judy, coming from large families and not wanting Kathy to be an only child, opened their home to foster children. For the next 25 years, Judy was known as Aunt Judy to 750 boys and girls of all ages. But her life wasn't complete so she mastered bowling and had been a member of the National "600 Club" for the last 35 years. When she wasn't bowling she was shooting pool on the Redmond Eagle League.
Between 1972 and 1989, Fred and Judy opened two Italian restaurant-deli's so that they could market their famous raviolis, lasagna and Italian sausage. Thousands of raviolis, pounds of sausage later, she retired, only to start caring for the homebound and sick. She did this until her health prevented her from doing anything but playing her beloved pinochle at the Northshore Senior Center. Judy always had time, a smile and advice for anyone who had a problem or wanted a visit. She approached life with the attitude, "What can I do for you." She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Judy is survived by her husband, Fred J., daughter, Kathy Patricelli-Kaler, granddaughter Tricia Kaler-Patricelli, and the pride and joy of her life, her two great grandchildren, Frederick (Joey) and Giovanna Julianna Patricelli of Bothell. She is also survived by two sisters in California, Ann Rodrick and Ella Engle. Memorial services will be at Evergreen-Washelli Monday evening at 7 p.m. with the funeral mass being said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Seattle. Judy loved flowers but she also would have liked remembrances made to Medic-One or the Puget Sound Blood Bank. Both of these agencies helped us keep her a little longer.