Details for Patrick "Pat" J. Cannestra
August 9, 2019, at the age of 66, Pat passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on September 27, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Pulaski H.S. Pat retired from GE Medical Systems, working 37 years as a machinist. GE has seen 3 generations of Cannestra men, his father retired from GE before him and his 3 sons carry on the tradition today. Pat enjoyed 10 years of retirement. Two years RVing in the FL Keys. Then found a home in The Villages', he was well known on the Mulberry Pickle ball courts for his "SMILE", killer spin and "The Snap" shot. He always joked and kept it light hearted and fun. His other passions were classic cars, jeeps, motorcycles & his pontoon. He had many adventures with the Ocala Jeep Club & The Villages Porsche Club.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Kathleen (Drewa) Cannestra; his children, Georgette (John) Yaresh, Joseph (Leslie), Dominic (Kathrine) & Anthony (Jennifer) of WI; Grandchildren, Evion Nygren of FL, Matthew & Meghan Yaresh, Ellisyn & Eilay of WI; Great-grandchild, Broxdon Rogers of FL; His sister Teresa; his puppy Missy. He is preceded in death by parents Pasquale J. and Geraldine (Sabourin) Cannestra; son Bryan M. Nygren.
Please direct any donations to "The Wounded Warrior Project". Pat was very proud of all veterans. The family would like to thank Marion County Hospice for their support. A special thanks goes to his "Villages" family for their love and support. We invite you to the "Celebration of Life" for Pat, August 29, 2019, Chatham Rec Center, 5:30pm to 7:30pm