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Patricia Joyce Cristiano

March 6, 1944 - August 9, 2019

Patricia Joyce Cristiano of Fairview, Texas passed away August 9, 2019 at the age of 75.  She was born on March 6, 1944 to Richard Mansfield Schodlbauer and Josephine Pauline (Orsula) Schodlbauer in Chicago, Illinois where she grew up in the Chicagoland area.  Patricia moved to Florida during her high school years and was a 1962 graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School.  She started her working career at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois in 1974, then Patricia moved to the Department of Defense in Washington D.C. In 2004, she retired from her position as Senior Finance Manager.  Patricia loved dancing, traveling, playing Bunko and most of all spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Debra Moczalla and husband, Michael of McKinney, Texas and Frank Peschek of Fairview, Texas; grandchild, Nathalie Moczalla of Krum, Texas; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; Richard and Josephine Schodlbauer; grandson, Christopher Moczalla; brother, Jack Scholdbauer; and sister-in-law Judy Schodlbauer.

A celebration of Patricia’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. A reception will follow the service. The family will receive friends during a visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

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We've been friends since I first saw your smiling face as we entered Mrs McMichael's first grade class at Gavin School. We have spent our lifetimes sharing laughs and tears through the good times and bad. After 69 years of friendship, weddings, baptisms, Holidays, divorces and just everyday happenings, I will miss our chats and friendship, best buddy. Rest in Peace til we meet again. Love and miss you already ... Mary Jo and Frank
Mary Jo Vepley, August 16, 2019 We are so sorry for your loss. Patricia was such a great person. She was a great Friend and a Wonderful Mother who raised beautiful children. We will dearly miss her. Jean-Pierre, Dina, Colette and Nicholas, August 14, 2019 The sweet lady that I only knew by the name of mom. Opened her home to me one time when I came to Texas to hang out with one of my closest friends, she was a lovely host and a good woman. She believed in her son and she believed in her daughter and she will be missed.
Luke miller, August 11, 2019 Debbie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it's a sad time for you and your family right now; but time does make it easier. Plus, Mom's in a much better place now and at peace.
Lucy Claxton, August 11, 2019 Deb ~ Thinking of you all in the loss of your Mother, Patricia. May you find Peace & comfort through loving & precious memories......in the most difficult days to come. She will watch over you, never a doubt. Sending big hugs from IL., - Kelly L. Kelly Leffelman, August 10, 2019 She is such a light in this dark world and she will be truly missed. I didn’t get to see her all that much but she is someone who is truly unforgettable. There are not a lot of amazing souls out there but she IS one of them and always will be. No one wanted you to ever go but the only silver lining I can find in this tragedy is that you get to see our Chris and tell him all about how much we’ve all missed him. And now they can hang out all the time. Love you both so much!! Sara P., August 10, 2019 Pat (Mom) was a beautiful soul inside and out! She loved life to the fullest. Loved her smile and laughter. May you rest in peace Mom. All of our love, Katie & Rob Parker
Katie Parker, August 10, 2019 Mom, you are finally at peace and able to dance again. You will be missed but I know you are with some incredible people. Until we see each other again. I love you, IAB! Your daughter, Deb. Debra Moczalla, August 10, 2019