Pat Dellisanti was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She attended St. Clement's Parochial School and John Adams High School. After graduation, Pat worked for Transamerica Insurance Company in New York City. She married John, an aspiring architect, in 1950. The couple moved to Phoenix in 1953 and raised three sons. Pat acquired her real estate license in 1970 while working primarily in a Century 21 office until she retired in 2011. Pat's husband died in 2009, and she moved to Beatitudes Campus in 2010.