Patricia Mildred Lava, 65, formerly of Massena
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:55 am

Patricia Mildred Lava, 65, The Villages, FL passed away Sunday, April 29. She was born in Massena, NY and came to The Villages 12 years ago from Watertown.

She was the former owner/operator of Dante’s Restaurant in Watertown and a former hairdresser. Patty loved playing cards, dancing, playing golf and was a member of the THEM Club in The Villages.

Survivors include her husband, Frederick James Lava; two daughters, Tricia (Eddie) Porter, Charleston, SC and Jodi Lava, Boston, MA; mother, Rita Pachoud, The Villages; sisters, Marylou Fioretto, Massena; Phyllis Prouty, Watertown, and Debra Clifford, The Villages; brother Dale Raymo, Massena; and two granddaughters, Grace and Claire Porter. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne Raymo and her father, Virgil Raymo.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at the Lady Lake Chapel of Beyers Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.

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Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL