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Patricia "Patti" A. Bigi

October 4, 1946 — April 14, 2024

Carroll Twp

Patricia “Patti” Tonarelli-Bigi was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, godmother, and friend. She left this world on April 14, 2024, at the age of 77. Her battle with cancer in recent months proved her courage, ability to face life’s challenges with dignity, and remain faithful through the end. Patti graduated from Rostraver High School in 1964, then completed her bachelor’s degree in education at Glenville State College. For 28 years, she was a home economics teacher at Monongahela High and Belle Vernon Area High Schools.  She was proud of her school and students and thrived on sharing her passion for teaching with thousands over the years. Patti was born on October 4, 1946 to Michael and Rose Procaccini-Guzzie. On June 21, 2002, she married Herman Bigi of Charleroi, PA, and together they traveled, made wine, and loved having family and friends around their table. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Michelle Guzzie, her godfather William Procaccini, and her husband Gerald Tonarelli, who she was blessed to have two children with and share 24 years of a loving marriage. Patti’s delight was in her family.  She loved spending time in the kitchen, sharing delicious home cooked meals with family and friends with a glass of wine in hand. Sharing time with her grandchildren was very special.  Patti was an active member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Monessen, participating in bible study, a member of Epiphany Ladies and making perogies and working the Lenten Fish Fries. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and was a past committee member for the Washington County Community Foundation.  Patti is survived by her husband, Herman Bigi; sister Judith Guzzie-Mullen (Patrick); sons John (Susan) and Jeff (Elizabeth) Tonarelli; John (Lori) Bigi; Jennifer Bigi, as well as grandchildren Michael and Maria Tonarelli, Nicholas and Anthony Tonarelli, Amelia Bigi-Geskin, and Marie Bigi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Michael’s Warriors (www.michaelswarriors.org) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html). Friends will be received Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen. Services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2024 beginning in the funeral home with a blessing service at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, with Rev. Michael J. Crookston and Rev. Ronald L. Simboli officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Condolences are being accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Thursday, April 18, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services

441 Reed Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Visitation

Thursday, April 18, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services

441 Reed Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Epiphany Ladies Prayer Service

Thursday, April 18, 2024

5:30 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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441 Reed Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Blessing Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 - 9:45 am (Eastern time)

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441 Reed Avenue
Monessen, PA 15062

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Friday, April 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church

44 Pennsylvania Boulevard
Monessen, PA 15062

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