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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CHS58 Classmate Passes

Betty Jane Pyda Piasente

Well known as the 'Cake Lady' Betty Jane Piasente, 70, of Meadow Lands, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in her home.

She was born June 8, 1940, in Washington, a daughter of the late Michael and Rose H. Dupesko Pyda.
She had lived in Meadow Lands since 1977, where she was a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church.

Mrs. Piasente was well known in the area as the "Cake Lady" for her fancy decorated cakes. At the time of her death, she had been employed in the deli department at the Washington Giant Eagle for 10 years.
On May 19, 1962, she married John G. Piasente, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, John Piasente of Meadow Lands and Scott Piasente of Washington; two grandsons, Jonathon and Jordan Piasente; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands, with the Rev. John O'Shea, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.
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