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Patsy W. “Pat” Tata

Patsy W. 'Pat" Tata

Patsy W. ‘Pat” Tata

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 8th from 3 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Retired Revere Firefighter Patsy W. “Pat” Tata, who died on Friday, January 2nd after being stricken at his home, after a long illnness at 87 years. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, January 9th at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church 250 Revere St. Revere. Pat was born & raised in Revere. He attended Revere Schools and was an alumnus of RHS Class of 1945. Pat was known for his athleticism, He played varsity football & was named Captain. After graduation, Pat joined the United States Navy during World War II. He served his country proudly. When he returned from the War. He would attend Boston University for one year, before becoming a Revere Firefighter. Pat also was known for playing Semi – Pro Football for the Kelley Club & St. Lazarus. Pat married his sweet heart, Phyllis Siciliano. They would remain in Revere and would raise their 8 children. Pat found time in his busy schedule to get involved in Politics and was elected as a Revere City Councilor At Large, He also would later serve as a Revere City School Committeeman. Pat was the Founder of the Revere pop Warner Football Program. He also was the Head Coach of the Revere High School Freshman Football Team & later Assistant Head Coach of the varsity Team. Pat was a Board Member of the Northeast Regional Vocational School. He also was the Union President for the Fire Fighter’s Union for over 20 years. Pat was also the Director of Consumer Affairs in Revere. He was a Board Member for the McCarthy & Trifone Foundation & a past member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In later years, Pat was the Mayor’s Assistant for the Thomas Ambrosino Administration. Above all of his busy & fulfilled political endeavors, his most blessed and sacred work was as a member of St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society & as a Lector at his long time parish, St. Anthony of Padua Church. It was there where Pat held a special place in his heart with his deep rooted faith. Although he had a very busy schedule, Pat’s favorite place in the world was “Home” with his loving family, that is where he enjoyed to be above all. Pat is the loving & devoted husband of the late Phyllis A. (Siciliano) Tata of whom he shared 65 years of marriage with. He is the cherished father of John R. Tata , Debra J. Tata, Pat W. Tata, Jr., Mark A. Tata & his wife Kelly, Lisa M. Tata – Amato, Gina M. Viarella & her husband Christopher , Maria V. Stuart & her husband Michael all of Revere and the late Peter W. Tata. He is the beloved brother of Dolores Nicholas & her husband James of Corinth, TX and the Late Malvina C. Cafarelli, Peter W. Tata, Chester W. Tata & Madeline Occhipinti. He is the adored grandfather of 17 grandchildren and great grandfather of 5 Grandchildren. Also lovingly survived by many many nieces, nephews, grand nieces & grand nephews. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Late WWII Navy Veteran. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The National Kidney Foundation of MA, RI, NH, & VT 85 Astor Ave. Suite 2 , Norwood, MA 02062.

Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, January 8th from 3 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, January 9th at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church (250 Revere St. Revere)

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery (Everett)

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The National Kidney Foundation of MA, RI, NH, & VT 85 Astor Ave. Suite 2 , Norwood, MA 02062.

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  1. John Magnifico
    Jun 14 2019

    I loved Pat.
    He was my coach when I was a Freshman we won the GBL Freshman league championship that year. I was talking with Frank Tavano Last night about the team. Pat had the rear ability for a coach to listen and respond to his players in a positive supportive way he stood in contrast to the legion of Vince Lombardi want a be’s who thought you had to be cruel and sadistic in order to win at that sport. As an adult when my kids were young I was involved with youth sports and coached and tried to emulate Pats approach. sS has been written He was a very giving human being and I am proud to have played under his tutelage. Some day I hope to see him again when it’s my turn to cross the goal line. Rest in Peace Coach.

  2. Tom Love
    Jan 30 2015

    Dear Tata Family,
    I wanted to let you know how saddened I was to hear of Coach Tata passing. Pat was a great coach and an even better man. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
    Regards,
    Tom Love

  3. Barbara & John Solio
    Jan 21 2015

    RIP Pat, our deepest sympathy to all the Tata family. Your Mom & Dad are in heaven dancing with the Lord and singing with the angel’s, together again *+* They will always be in your heart’s and watching over you. God Bess *+* Love Barbara (MacIntyre) & John Solio

  4. Bob,Barb,Nan Boynton
    Jan 9 2015

    An old friend of our father Lt Robert G (Buddy) Boynton and his three children. Fellow firefighter on RFD back in the 60s. We are very sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. Remember as children the wonderful lunches we enjoyed at the Central fire station that Pat cooked. He was always smiling and happy. A truly wonderful person. Our sympathy and prayers to his family.

  5. Anthony Curran
    Jan 5 2015

    Nothing but warm thoughts and wishes sent from 1300 mi away to the Tata family.
    May Pat be at peace with his love and may he keep you all
    close to his heart, protecting your family, as you journey through life until the day you reunite.

    Anthony
    (FL)

  6. Donald J. Zollo, Sr.
    Jan 4 2015

    Another of Revere’s old guard passed from the scene this week. Pat Tata was the personification of “old school” Revere. A product of our city, he never forgot his humble beginnings, nor the culture associated with his heritage. Pat was a stalwart when it came to “standing tall.” He displayed this characteristic so many time in his journey through life: on the football field as a player and coach, plus founder of Revere’s Pop Warner League. As a sailor in WW II. While a union president and fireman. He did so during his stewardship on the city council and as a school committeeman. He further did so in his passionate demonstration of faith as a volunteer at his beloved Saint Anthony’s Church. In short he did so through out his life.
    He enjoyed sixty five years of married life to his sweetheart Phyllis Sicilano.
    Pat symbolized a bygone Revere embraced and loved by those who lived it and recall it with great affection. His was a life of service to church, city, country, family, fellow employees, and I would add humanity as well.
    I once remember Pat saying he loved watching western movies with one of his sons. I can understand this because he was a metaphoric expression of what the cowboy represented in the abstract: courage and rugged individualism …… that too was Pat Tata.
    We are all better for his journey through life.
    My hear felt condolences to the Tata family
    Sincerely,
    Former Revere city councilor,
    Donald J. Zollo

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