In Our Care

Patti was born on March 13, 1956 in San Francisco, CA to the late Mary L. (Donovan) and Paul F. Kelly. She went on to grow up in Watertown, MA in her formative years. Patti graduated from St. Patrick's High School in 1974. Throughout her life, she exemplified a remarkable work ethic that left an indelible mark on all who knew her. Her extensive work history was a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence. From her earliest jobs to her later career endeavors she approached every task with pride and dedication, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and superiors alike. She spent a lot of her professional career in administration and secretarial work, including Bentley College, Sterling Electric and Watertown Fire Dept. One of her greatest professional accomplishments was being the first town council clerk to Watertown's new form of government in 1982. Patricia also spent several years supporting her husband and brother-in-law's business; Greg's Restaurant, in and out of the kitchen. She was known to be a force at any one of these jobs.

Patti's home was a reflection of her strong work ethic; meticulously maintained and welcoming to all who entered. She believed in the power of family, and her home was a place where cherished memories were created during numerous family gatherings. Her love for her family and friends was limitless and she ensured that her home was a sanctuary for togetherness and love.

Outside of her work and family, Patti had a passion for gardening that brought her immense joy. Her green thumb was a source of inspiration to those around her, as she cultivated beautiful gardens that bloomed with life in color. Her love for gardening was a reflection of her nurturing spirit, and her ability to find beauty in the simplest of things.

Patti embarked on a journey of love and care that knew no bounds. She and her husband John, raised three children. She had always wished for a big family similar to the one she grew up in. She was the cornerstone of her family providing strength and support in every way imaginable. Her love was a constant, an unwavering presence that uplifted and nurtured those fortunate enough to be part of her life.

Throughout her life Patti selflessly placed the needs and well-being of her family above all else. She was a loving mother, a devoted spouse, a doting grandmother and a loyal sister. Her family's happiness and success were her greatest achievements and she took immense pride in watching them thrive. Patti will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Devoted wife and best friend of John Diliberto, they were to celebrate their 40th anniversary this December 4th. John and Patti were a true example of what a marriage is. They stood by each other through thick and thin, sickness and health and it is because of them that so many memories were forged within their family.

Loving mother of Shannon Ann Werra and husband William, Caila Patricia Diliberto and John 'Jack' Gregory Diliberto, Jr. Cherished 'Nene' to Elvis, Billy and Violet. Caring and patient dog mother to Brady. Dear eldest sister to Donna M. McManus and husband Kevin of Watertown, Paul F. Kelly and wife Deborah of Watertown, Maureen Kelly and Paul Trayers of Scituate Daniel E. Kelly and wife Kathleen of Billerica and the late Michael V. Kelly. Sister-in-law to Paul and Patty Diliberto of Watertown and the late Arlaine Walsh. Survived by her loving aunt, Claire Rooney, dearest uncle Richard Usseglio as well as so many adored cousins. Beloved aunt to Desiree and husband Jack, Kevin and wife Jaime, Aimee, Paul, Brian, Heather and husband Thomas, Danny and wife Jillian, Meaghan and husband Patrick, Michael, Kelly, Devyn, Caden, Liam, Olivia, Kevin and James. Missed greatly by honorary daughters Lindsey and Shannon. Loyal friend of Wilna Serio, Karen Werra and many others she held dear to her heart.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to: The Ed Walsh Foundation at or The Jimmy Fund at Life Celebration on Monday Oct. 9th at 2:30 pm in the DeVito Funeral Home 761 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown.
Life Celebration:
Monday, Oct 9, 2023 2:30pm