Patricia Fridella

Obituary of Patricia L Fridella

Patricia Lynn Fridella, age 66, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on October 14, 2021, after a 5-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Patricia was born on October 5, 1955, and raised in a small wooden house in Brandon, FL. She was shaped by her first-generation Italian American upbringing, working in the family restaurants and grocery. She would go on to get married to Gordon Kiester Jr., make a home in St. Petersburg, FL and raise two children, daughter Jamie Kiester Kovanis and son David Kiester. She was fiercely devoted to and adored her family with her whole heart. Patricia loved to laugh and was often the life of the party. She was an aficionado in the kitchen, and she treasured hosting and cooking for her many friends and family. Patricia’s heart was most full when her home was full. Patricia thrived when she was taking care of people and connecting with people. Charismatic and engaging, she had a unique way about her that left an impression with anyone she met. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Pasquale and Maria Fridella, and her brother Michael Fridella. She is survived by her beloved children Jamie Kiester Kovanis and David Kiester, her sister Rita Fridella along with sister-in-law Ingrid MacDonald, as well as her ex-spouse and dear friend Gordon Kiester Jr. Services honoring Patricia’s life will take place in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Visitation will be held at R. Lee Williams and Son Funeral home from 10:30am to 12:00pm. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Jude’s Cathedral at 1:00p. You will be able to livestream the funeral mass using this link https://stjudesp.org/ Look for the livestream button. the burial will follow at Woodlawn Memory Gardens. It was Patricia’s sincere wish that no flowers be sent and in lieu of sending flowers, a donation be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Moffitt Cancer Center.
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Tuesday
19
October

Visitation

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
R Lee Williams & Son Funeral Home
3530 49th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
727-527-1177
Tuesday
19
October

Funeral Mass

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
St. Jude's Cathedral
5815-5th Ave. No.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Tuesday
19
October

Interment

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Woodlawn Memory Gardens
101 58th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
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