He served as a Town Meeting member and a Library Trustee. In the early 1960s, Pat became Watertown first Italian-American Democrat elected to the office of Selectman and was re-elected thereafter for several consecutive terms. In 1970 Pat was elected to the House of Representatives for Watertown in the 5th Middlesex District and was subsequently re-elected for a second term. He ws elected to Watertown Charter Commission in the 1980s.
Sciafani owned P. Sclafani Insurance, where he was still active in the family business until 89 years old.
He was the husband of the late Ilda (Alberico) Sclafani; father of Samuel P. Sclafani and his wife Susan of Watertown and Patti Sclafani-Hinkley and her husband Earl Hinkley of Wellesley; brother of Nina Rizza of Manchester, Conn., Gussie Marinelli of Raymond, N.H. and the late Lillian Vitale, Tony, Michael and Rosaria Sclafani; grandfather of Christina Sclafani, Jennifer Sclafani-Hamilton and Elizabeth Hinkley; and Great-grandfather of Ella and Zoe Hamilton.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 28 at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown. Interment was at St. Patrick Cemetery in Watertown.
Memorials in Pat’s memory may be made to the Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship Fund, PO Box 95, Watertown, MA 02472