Patricia Colletta, who worked at the University for over 40 years in various capacities, most recently as an employee at Pi Café, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25 at the age of 76.

“She truly enjoyed working at Wesleyan University for 43 years,” states her obituary on the D’Angelo Funeral Home website.

The D’Angelo Funeral Home on South Main Street held calling hours on Thursday, Feb. 28 and funeral services were held on Friday, March 1 at the St. Pius X Church on Westfield Street.

“Pat was the sweetest and most considerate co-worker,” said former Pi Café barista Aria Danaparamita ’13. “She cared immensely for the student workers and customers. She just brightened up my day. She will be greatly missed.”

Donations in memory of Colletta can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

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