We regret to announce the death of Patricia DiFrancesco on Thursday September 26, 2019. Patricia was the mother of Dean DiFrancesco, principal at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and wife of Phil DiFrancesco, retired Superintendent. Patricia was the sister of John Valvasori, retired principal and School Board Trustee, Mark Valvasori, School Board Trustee and Michael Valvasori, retired custodian. She was the sister in law to Bernice Valvasori, retired elementary teacher, Paul DiFrancesco, retired principal and former Trustee, Donna Martino, clerical at Cathedral High School and Linda Eckebrecht, retired payroll Manager. Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 454 Regional Road 8, Stoney Creek on Sunday September 29, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Monday September 30, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord Parish, 400 Pottruff Road North, Hamilton on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.