Patricia Disano

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Patricia Jean Disano, nee Groepper, 85, of St. Louis, MO, born March 24, 1934, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville IL.

 Pat was a graduate of Bayless High School, St. Louis, MO, and a longtime resident of Glasgow Village in North St. Louis County, MO. She worked tirelessly in management positions within the food service industry for over 45 years. After retirement she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, and was lovingly thought of as the “smart one at the table” at her final residence, Grand Manor Retirement Home. Her quick wit, humor, love, support and compassion will be greatly missed.

 She was preceded in death by her son, John J. Disano.

 She is survived by a son, James Disano,
and his children, Lucia and Adriana of St Louis, MO;
a son, Michael Disano, his wife, Jennifer,
and his children, Michael Jr. and Daniel, of Fairfax Station, VA;
a daughter, Jeanne Quirk and her husband, Frank,
and her children, Michelle and Alex of Hawaii.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Nicole and her husband, Joseph,
great-grandchildren, Mason and Kendall of Swansea, IL,
and a grandson, Anthony Disano of Shelby Township, MI.
Additionally, Pat was loved and cared for by Ellen Cugier,
and her husband, Dave of O’Fallon IL.

 Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Visitation: A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

 According to Pat’s wishes, cremation services were held.


9 Comments on Patricia Disano

Karen McManus said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 3:08 PM

Jeanne & Family, Your mom will always have a special place in my heart. I've known her since I was 6 years old. So many memories with her. She always made me laugh. She was a hard working lady with a big heart that loved her family and friends. She was one of a kind. I'll miss her.

  • MO
Jean Kleypas said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 11:39 AM

I knew Pat through Curves, also, and formed a friendship of years, which included some fun meals out with others from Curves. I feel for your loss of this great/ fun woman. So thankful that 3 of us friends got to visit her for a long time a week ago, and had laughs/ tears/ saw pictures, etc. that I will always treasure. I know she loved you all, and her trips to Hawaii. Will miss her and her wit/ dry humor which she even had last week.

  • Ferguson
  • MO
Thelma Bryant said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 4:27 AM

My mother, Irene Jones and I send our condolences to your family. Pat was a joy to know and she was a blessing to us during our membership @ Curves. May the Peace of God comfort your family today and every day as you celebrate Pat’s life with very fond memories.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Connie McGee said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 1:38 AM

Just one more thing, that’s a great picture of Pat. It shows just how vibrant and fun she was. She loved her family!

  • Florissant
  • MO
Connie McGee said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 1:35 AM

Pat was so much fun to work with at Curves. She had a big heart which was sometimes hard to know because of her tart comments. We became friends, along with a few other Curves members. We all had many laughs together. Because of Pat, I have many wonderful memories. RIP, Pat knowing that many loved and enjoyed you. You’ll be missed!

  • Florissant
  • MO
Bud and Val Gansmann said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 3:34 AM

With deepest sympathies we want to offer prayers and wish comfort to you and your family for your loss of a wonderful lady. Ellen and Dave,We know your hearts are broken as Pat thought of you as her daughter and your constant compassion and care to her was a true blessing that she truly appreciated.May God bless and comfort you and may Miss Pat rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • Ill
Shirley Small said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 3:20 AM

To the family of my dear friend Pat: You have my deepest sympathy. I will never forget her and her wit as well as her kindness. She was a major influence in my getting hired at Curves. She was special to my Mom, and Ms. Champion and I. She will always be remembered. Respectfully Shirley Small, Curves Coach

  • Normandy
  • Missouri
Peggy Edwards said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 2:39 AM

I knew Pat through her time at Curves. She was such a joy and probably a major reason why I stuck to the program! Her wit and keen sense of humor will be greatly missed by so many of us Curves ladies. My prayers go out for all the family.

  • St. Louis
  • Mo.
Judy Batton said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 12:48 AM

So sorry for your loss. She was, is an extraordinary woman, loved by many. I will never forget all the times at her house in Glasgow. So many good time. Prayers and thoughts for all the family.

  • MO

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