Vito Paxia, age 81, passed away with his daughters and granddaughter by his side on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Ready to greet him was his parents, wife Patricia, grand daughter; Sedona Lynne, Brother Frank, Nephews; Joey, Tommy, Mark and Brian and niece Jennifer. Vito was born February 22nd, 1941 in Palermo, Sicily to his parents Calogero and Antoinette Paxia and they came to the United States through Ellis Island. Vito was a dedicated employee and worked for over 40 years at Georgia Pacific and before that served in the United States Army. Spending time gardening was one of Vito’s favorite passtimes, he cherished his trees where he would graph several different fruits together in one tree. He was also an excellent cook and could often be found creating meals in the kitchen while listening to opera and singing along with his favorite songs. When asked for recipes Vito would always respond “a pinch of this and a pinch of that” Vito was dedicated to God and church and spent 50 years attending Saint Josephs Catholic church where he served in many roles. In 1969 Vito married Patricia Dias, whom he was married to for 41 years until she passed away in 2010 and later, he married Iris Dumont.
Vito will be dearly missed, and we will especially miss his sense of humor. Vito is survived by his wife Iris Daughters – Jeannette and Christina. Grandchildren – Vanessa, Christopher, Zachary, Jacob, Austin and Luke and Siblings – Joe, Tommy, Jimmy, Leo, Michelle and Josie and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you please make a donation in Vitos name to EWTN - https://www.ewtn.com/missions/love-and-understanding-of-god-1?src=navbtn.
The Rosary services will be held at Franklin and Downs on Mchenry in Modesto on May 9th at 4:00 PM and Mass will be held at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church on May 10th at 9:30 am.
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