Patricia M. Pietrovito, 50, of Sicklerville, New Jersey passed away on Monday, March 5, 2013 during a Bahamas 311 band cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Norwegian Pearl .
Patricia was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years and coveted many friends among her co-workers. Patricia was an avid book reader, loved traveling, enjoyed music and concerts and her real passion was her love for animals especially her 3 cats.
311 Caribbean cruise prices were $799 per person plus $185 taxes and fees per person. 311 is a band. Band members include Nick (Nicholas Lofton Hexum), Chad (Chad Ronald Sexton), Tim (Timothy Jerome Mahoney), P-Nut (Aaron Charles Wills) and SA (Douglas Vincent Martinez).
On her Facebook page she posted on January 31, 2013, “This cruise will be a 3 peat for me and my bro! Looking to party hard with a sold out ship of my closest friends, 3,000 311 fans. Awesome!”
Pierovito has been on 311 cruises years prior including 2011 and 2012 and was a strong 311 cruise fan.
After her death, a gofundme page was set-up by Olga Turka. The fundraiser received 259 donations totaling $11,056 of the $12,311 goal for her family. “Not one person who spent time with Patricia Pietrovito ever really noticed the poor weather we endured during the cruise because we found so much sunshine in her. Her beautiful laughter, hilarity and infectious personality were unforgettable. She absolutely loved 311, music, talking about boys, and simply making anyone, even a stranger, smile. Anyone who knows her brother Chris Moncrief is fully aware that these are family traits. This is an incredibly beautiful family who inside and out are the most genuine, kind and caring people you could ever come in contact with and we are eternally grateful to have shared some amazing times.”
Jonathan Hare who was on the cruise wrote, “My cabin mate and I met Patricia on the first cruise I believe. She was on the same floor as us. We met on the last day and hung out for a while chatting. Incredibly sweet and kind lady with one heck of a smile. I remember you from only a few conversations. Not too many people have that lasting effect. Now go enjoy a concert with the rat pack and rest peacefully.”
Scott Sprague who was on the cruise wrote, “Had the pleasure of meeting her on the 2nd and 3rd cruise. She always had a smile on her face which brought a smile to everyone else.”
Chris and Jacob White were also on the cruise and wrote, “We are genuinely saddened by your loss. It was just a few days ago, that we had the pleasure of meeting Chris and Pat on the 311 Cruise. Within 5 minutes, we could see the warm and endearing glow that came from Pat’s heart and soul. There is rarely a person like her ever on this planet. She was an immediate friend. We wish we could have had the pleasure of getting to know her better. Of the short time we spent talking, we knew we were talking to a true Earth Angel.”
Patricia;s brother Chris Moncrief wrote to donors, “To EVERYONE here I can honestly say that I have never experienced such selflessness or generosity in my life. What you’ve all done for my family, for me, and for Patricia is unspeakable. She loved everyone she met whole-heartedly, and I’m beginning to realize that she must have been all over these cruise ships, lol. One good thing that came out of this is that I was able to see how many people she touched, and it’s truly inspiring. I wish she could see it too! From my family and from all of me, I deeply thank you. Anything you all need in the future, I’m there.”