Patricia E. Damanti

June 3, 1937 ~ December 30, 2019 (age 82)

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Patricia E. Damanti, 82, of Milan, lovingly referred to as Gunny by all who loved her, passed away Monday evening, December 30, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born June 3, 1937 in Sandusky, Ohio to the late Harold W. Suerman and Elda R. (Hansen) Bigelow.

Patricia was a 1955 graduate of Sandusky High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper, was employed by Sandusky Answering Services, and worked as a retail clerk for over 30 years in stores such as JC Penney and Sears. Patricia was a member of the class of ’55 lunch group. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid OSU fan, and found great joy in her family, cooking, and attending family gatherings. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and looked forward to her home going.

She is survived by her two sons, Thomas (Susan) and Mark Damanti; three daughters, Tammy (Greg) Springer, Terry (Shannon) Harvey, and Mindy (Michael) Nutter; 13 grandchildren, Keith, Kevin, Kyle (Colleen), Ashley, Kelly (Paul), Cory (Katie), Kegan (Mallory), Daniel, Brandon (Jenna), Canaan, Carlie (Bradley), and Cristina (Ethan); 13 great-grandchildren, Maxyne, Elsa, Roman, Alexander, Leopold, Merrick, Galilee, Anchor, Arie, Abraham, Norah, Daveed, Ethan Bear and one more on the way; her step-brother, Jack Drage; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Including her parents, she is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Cassondra “Cassie” D. Ground and her great-granddaughter, Hosanna J. Unzicker; her sister, Lucy in infancy; former husband, Anthony J. Damanti;  her step-parents, Frances M. Suerman and Virgil Bigelow.

Friends may call, Friday, January 3, 2020 from 4-7pm at Faith Memorial Church, 1320 E. Strub Rd. Sandusky, OH 44870. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10am at the church.  Burial will follow at Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron.

Memorial Contributions in Gunny’s name may be made to, The Cassondra D. Ground Memorial Fund.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

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January 3, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Faith Memorial Church
1320 E. Strub Road
Sandusky, OH 44870

Funeral Service
January 4, 2020

10:00 AM
Faith Memorial Church
1320 E. Strub Road
Sandusky, OH 44870

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