Patricia Kay “Pat” LaPiana


Patricia Kay “Pat” LaPiana

January 25, 1944 – August 19, 2022

“She loved life and life loved her right back…”

NORTH HORNELL-Patricia Kay “Pat” LaPiana, formerly of Seneca Road, North Hornell, was born in Hornell January 25, 1944 and passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022.

She graduated from Hornell High School in 1962 and Geneseo State College in 1966 with a degree in Education. Pat received a Master of Education degree as well. Her passion was teaching, and she spent 34 years with the Canisteo School District, educating and enjoying “her kids” in the 1st and 3rd grades. Pat, the educator, was respected and endeared by her students and colleagues.

Pat was a voracious reader and a fan of the theater and most other forms of entertainment. She loved to travel and was ready to take a drive or board a plane on a moment’s notice. “My bag is always packed” was her motto.

Pat was also an active, lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a communicant of St Ann’s Church in Hornell.

She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Clare LaPiana and her sister, Joyce. She is survived by her sisters, Margaret Volpe and Constance (Bill) Rempe as well as five nephews, a niece, five great  nephews and four great nieces.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday (August 27, 2022) at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Hornell. All are welcome to attend.

The service will be live streamed and may be seen on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home for 30 days beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 27, 2022).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s name may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter, 2000 Meridian Centre Blvd., Suite 110, Rochester, NY 14618.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Pat’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Pat are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.