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Patricia Bon Vargo

February 6, 1948 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Obituary

Patricia “Patti” Bon Vargo, 75, of Murrysville, PA, originally of Swissvale, PA, died suddenly on Sunday, July 16, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Anton and Margaret (Rocco) Bon, sister of the late Margaret “Peggy” (Robert) Gottschall of West Chester, PA, and Adele (Patrick) Bon-Shannon of Center Valley, PA. 

She is survived by Wayne Vargo, husband of 48 years, and was the loving mother to their children, Brian Vargo, Kevin (Megan) Vargo, and Emily (Chris) Harding. 

Beloved Grandma to Henry, William, Rosanna, Lewis, and James Vargo, as well as Emerson and Audrey Grace Harding. She absolutely adored her grandchildren, who gave her tremendous joy and purpose. 

Patti was loved by her numerous cousins - specifically staying close with the “Rocco” cousins and was Aunt Patti to several nieces and nephews with whom she always remained in touch and tenderly loved. 

A graduate of Swissvale High School and Indiana University of PA, she dedicated her professional life to teaching. While teaching and raising her children, she earned a Master's from the University of Phoenix. During her teaching career, she had a gift for reaching struggling students and developing strong bonds with them. Her teaching didn’t stop at the classroom doors; she was a lifelong educator whose kind and patient methods touched and taught many. 

She enjoyed gardening, reading, relishing the sunshine (especially on the beach with her sisters) and took delight in hosting get-togethers for family for any reason: Cinco de Mayo? – no problemo! But her favorite tradition was cooking and hosting Thanksgiving dinner for her extended family – as extended as possible. She was a member of the local American Association of University Women and participated faithfully in their book sales. She enjoyed being outdoors and staying healthy by walking and playing with her grandkids. Neighbors became beloved friends, and then family to Patti. She was generous with her time, energy, and many talents; if someone needed help, she always found a way - usually before being asked, so no one could say “no.” She had a knack for relating to people; her intrinsically empathetic soul made her relatable to so many and will be a cherished memory to those who were fortunate enough to love her.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2023; and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2023, at Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment will follow at St. Barbara Catholic Cemetery in Claridge. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund of Pittsburgh, One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Ave, Ste 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, www.homelessfund.org, or a donation to the Salvation Army of Pittsburgh, 700 North Belle Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106, www.easternusa.salvationarmy.org.

For online condolences, please visit www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 19, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Visitation
Thursday
July 20, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Visitation
Thursday
July 20, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Parting Prayers
Friday
July 21, 2023

9:30 AM
Hart Funeral Home Inc
3103 Lillian Avenue
Murrysville, Pennsylvania PA

Funeral Mass
Friday
July 21, 2023

10:00 AM
Mother of Sorrows Church
4202 Old William Penn Highway
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668

Interment following funeral service
Friday
July 21, 2023

Donations

Homeless Children's Education Fund of Pittsburgh
One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Ave, Ste 301, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Tel: 1-412-562-0154
Web: http://www.homelessfund.org

Salvation Army of Pittsburgh
700 North Belle Avenue, Carnegie PA 15106
Tel: 1-412-446-1633
Web: http://www.easternusa.salvationarmy.org

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