Patti Manzo is one of the most energetic residents at the Jack Satter House, which you might be able to tell from her bright smile and green eyes. Patti's creativity and obvious zest for this community shows in her contributions from assisting in the community's front office to planning major annual community events.
Patti grew up in East Boston and Winthrop where she was taught the art of couture sewing from her aunts. Her creativity stems from her lifelong talent as a costume designer and an incredibly flamboyant one at that. Patti's seamstress skills were sought after by many of New York and Boston's most popular female dancers and entertainers in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Her ability to create beautifully intricate costumes from the most exotic fabrics kept her skills in high demand.
Today, Patti's flair for design, fashion and fun is on display in the parties and fashion shows she organizes for the community. They include an annual charitable fashion show featuring residents in collaboration with major local merchants. She also applies her creativity to create unique decorations for annual Satter events including New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day parties.
Patti's very happy to have several of her lifelong girlfriends from the area also live in the community where together they can often enjoy the programs, activities and simple joys of daily life. "I found camaraderie here at Satter House not only with residents but with the staff too." she said.