Patsy A. Chirico

July 17, 1949 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 72)


Patsy A. Chirico 72, Watertown, NY  passed away at home  on May 10, 2022, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.


Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm  at  D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.   A funeral mass will be held Monday at 10 am at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.  A private burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in June. His wishes were to be cremated. Mask and social distancing will be required at the Visitation and Prayer Service.


Patsy was born on July 17,1949, in Watertown, NY to the late Anthony and Georgeina {McCoy} Chirico. He graduated from Watertown High School. Following graduation, he joined the Army Reserves receiving an honorable 1976. He worked several years for P&C Foods

 as  night manager and  co-manager.  In 1979, he went to work for  New York Airbrake working in the  Quality Control  Department until his retirement.. 


 On  September 20, 1974, he married the former Cathy McManaman at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. They were married  for 47  years.


Pat was an avid hunter and classic car enthusiast. One of his proudest accomplishments was the restoration of his 1941 street rod with help from his special friends Jerry Burnett and the late Howard Shettleton. He loved the summer months when he could take the hot rod out  for a cruise with the radio cranked up  listening to songs from the  Oldies but Goodies. He enjoyed  going to the car shows, especially his annual trips to the Syracuse Nationals with his sons and grandkids. It was a special day for him and  his boys. He always looked forward to his early morning walks with his wife  but most of all  time spent with his family especially those special moments with his grandkids. They loved their Papa and he will always hold a special place in their hearts.


Pat was a wonderful husband who held his family together with his love, strength and devotion. He  was truly an example of what a father should be. Pat remained strong during his battle with cancer; never complaining  but instead  concentrated on making sure everything got done that needed to be done. During Pat’s  final days, we were reminded that nothing last  forever; that time is precious so enjoy life and make each day count..  


We would like to thank the nursing staff from Hospice for the wonderful care given to Pat and the kindness and compassion that was shown to our family.


Among his survivors is his beloved wife Cathy, sons Jeremy (Jennifer) Watertown, NY, Justin (Megan) LaFargeville, NY and Patrick (Brittany) Watertown, N.Y., sibling, Cathy (David) Butler, Eva Rathbun, Anthony Chirico and  his companion Marnie O'Connor of Watertown, NY. , grandchildren, Jude, Jonah, Sawyer,  Wellesley, Waverly and  Wilder, several  nieces and nephews.


He is predeceased by his parents, sister, Antoinette Rodriguez, father-in- law, Paul McManaman, sister-in-law, Paula McManaman Turner, George McKee, and nephew, Ken Shean.


Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY



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May 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
D.L Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.
135 Keyes Avenue Watertown
Watertown, NY 13601

Funeral Mass
May 16, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
320 W. Lynde Street
Watertown, NY 13601

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