John Michael Patriarca, 58, of Mebane, formerly of Hempstead, NY, died Sunday, November 12, at Hospice Home of Burlington following a lengthy illness. He was 58 years old. John was born in Manhattan, NY on August 9, 1948 to Mary Schavone Patriarca and the late Antonio Patriarca. John was a veteran with the U.S. Navy, and also spent 25 years as a volunteer firefighter and served as a Captain for West Hempstead, NY Fire Department.
He moved to Mebane in 1999 and became a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillsborough.
John is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Eileen Patriarca of Mebane, NC; his mother, Mary Patriarca of Bronx, NY; his children: Christopher Knowles of Milford, MA; Andrew Knowles and wife, Meghann, of Royal Palm Beach, FL; and Francesca Patriarca Flanagan; and two brothers, Joseph Patriarca and wife, Mary Ann, of Bronx, NY; and Anthony Patriarca and wife, Cynthia, of Albuquerque, NM.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered 10:30 AM Friday, November 17, from Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Tom Tully presiding.
Friends may visit Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and again at 9:30-10:30 Friday AM in the gathering area of Holy Family Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2211 W. Meadowview Rd., Suite 30, Greensboro, NC 27407; or Holy Family Catholic Church, 216 Governor Burke Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278; or to a local hospice agency of choice.