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Patricia J. Cerasa
(03-31-1938 - 03-09-2015)

 Patricia J. Cerasa from Byron, Illinois, passed away on March 9, 2015. She was born March 31, 1938 in Elgin, Illinois, and was the Daughter of James and Edythe Salisbury. Patricia graduated from Elgin High School in the class of 1956. Her main occupation was that of Artist. Patricia belonged to these organizations: past Pres. of Hampshire, IL. Garden Club, Friends of the Library, Coon Creek Quilters. Patricia was a Member of St. Mary Church, Byron, IL. Funeral Lunch Committee as well as the Arts & Environment Committee.

Patricia is survived by her husband Joseph Cerasa, Jr (Byron, IL.), daughter, LuAnn Darnell, (Wash. DC), son John (Karen) Darnell, Crystal Lake, IL. stepchildren, Mark (Julie) Cerasa, (Byron, IL) Daniel (Melody) Cerasa, (Crystal Lake, IL.), brother, James P. (Debra), (Sycamore, IL.), grandchildren, Sydney Darnell, Xoie (Kyle) Henkle, Tyler Darnell, Collin Darnell, Matthew Cerasa, David Cerasa and Brandon Cerasa. A great grandson, Clifford Henkle. Nephew’s Matthew (Julie), Messley and Eric Salisbury.

Patricia was preceded in death by her first husband Clyde H. Darnell, her son Timothy W. Darnell and her parents, James and Edythe Salisbury.

Memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday March 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Byron, IL. Burial will be private at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Memorials can be made to St. Mary Church in Byron, Illinois for the care of Mary’s Garden. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfueralservices.com

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