Sante L. Pampena

Age 83, of Penn Hills, born in Spigno Saturnia, Italy, passed away surrounded by his most loving family members at Forbes Hospital Saturday, April 6, 2024. He came to the United States in 1963 after serving as a Signal Operator in the Italian Navy on the naval vessel “Nave Scimitarra”. When arriving in this country, he worked as a baker at Stagno’s Bakery. Through the Stagno Family, he met the love of his life, Annamarie Simeone Pampena. After marriage, he formed a successful business for himself as a landscape contractor for many years. Mr. Pampena was a member and former treasurer for many years of the Spigno Saturnia Italo American Society Men’s Lodge in Morningside, PA and the ISDA.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Annamarie Simeone Pampena; loving father of Andrew Pampena, Sandra L. Pampena, Valerie L. Caban, and Laurie Anne (Jeff) Matthews; adoring grandfather of Samantha (John) Yost, Nicholas Pampena, Danielle Harris (Mark Kiesel), Christopher E. Caban, Jacob L. Matthews, and his “little caboose” Colton J. Matthews; great-grandfather of Ada Marie Yost and Sante Kiesel. Son of the late Andréa and Ersilia (Tarquini) Pampena. Also survived by three brothers, special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

Friends received in the William F. Gross Funeral Home, Ltd. 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road) Penn Hills on Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral prayers will be held at the funeral home, Friday, April 12, 2024 at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Holy Family Parish St. John the Baptist Church, 444 Saint John St., Plum, PA 15239 at 10 a.m.