Patricia L. (Morse) DiFazio, 95, died Monday October 28, 2019 in the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading after a long illness. Born in Beverly on October 27, 1924 she was the daughter of the lated Frank L. and Theresa E. (Dakaminavich) Morse.
She was a graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1943. Mrs. DiFazio was employed for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health for many years, she retired in 1986. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Essex. She was predeceased by her 2 husbands : Ernest J. Perry and later by Vincent J. DiFazio, both formerly of Essex.
Mrs. DiFazio is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Paul E. and Judith E. Perry of Epping, NH, 3 granddaughters : Carrianne Pike, Kimberly Kennett and Kristin Morneau, 5 great-grandchildren : Sondra, Jillian, Kylie, Corum and Logan and 1 great-great-grandchild Lilly. She is also survived by her sister : Kathryn Turlo of Beverly and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Difazio was also predeceased by her son William M. Perry formerly of Merced, CA, 2 brothers : Frank L. Morse formerly of Florida and James E. Morse formerly of Beverly and 1 sister Helene E. Salamacki formerly of FL.
A memorial service will held in the spring of 2020 and will be announced by Mrs. DiFazio’s family. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Mrs. DiFazio’s name to : St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 . Assisting the family is the Morris Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence to the DiFazio family please go to : MorrisFH.com .
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