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Patricia A. Magnano

January 29, 1933 ~ April 25, 2020 (age 87)


Olean- Patricia A. Magnano, 87 of Olean, passed away peacefully, Saturday (April 25, 2020) at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Webster, NY.

Born January 29, 1933 in Olean, Pat was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Doris E. Bischalaney.  On September 1, 1956 in St. John’s Church in Olean, she married Louis A. Magnano, who predeceased her on April 4, 2011.

Pat was a 1951 graduate of Olean High School.  A devout Catholic, her faith was important to her, she was a long-time member of both St. John’s Roman Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church.

Pat owned and operated, Cameo Clothing Store for Women in Olean.  She served as past President for both the Boardmanville Elementary School PTA and the Ladies Golf Association at Bartlett Country Club. In her 40’s, she learned to ski and play tennis, and very much enjoyed these hobbies with her friends.  

She had spent many years raising her children, and supporting her husband’s businesses; Blue Bird Coach Lines, Inc., and Park Centre Development, Inc.   After his passing in 2011, Pat assumed the role of President and CEO of Park Centre Development, Inc.  She was very proud of her accomplishments and achievements while at the helm of the company.  She took a lot of pride in continuing her husband’s legacy by expanding their philanthropic commitments.

Surviving are her daughter, Gloria (John) Schembra of Webster; two sons, Ronald J. Magnano of Olean and Louis M. Magnano of Buffalo; three grandchildren, Louis A. Magnano II, Lea M.  Magnano, and Joseph F. Magnano; her daughter-in-law Marsha Magnano of Buffalo; her brother, James (Claire) Bischalaney of Warsaw and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert Stephens, and sister Elizabeth “Betty” DiEdwardo.

Regretfully, due to COVID-19 restrictions, A Mass of Christian Burial will be private at St. John’s Church in Olean. A memorial mass for the public will be held at a later date.  Entombment will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany in the Magnano Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Olean General Hospital, Mercy Flight, 515 Main Street, Olean or to the Warming House, 164 N. Union Street, Olean.

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