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Joyce Sesti

September 10, 1936 — September 17, 2020

Greensburg

Joyce C. (Bender) Sesti , 84, of Greensburg, died Thursday, September 17, 2020 in St. Anne Home.  She was born September 10, 1936, in Graceton, PA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Jean Votta Bender.  Joyce taught kindergarten in the Homer City School District and in her later years substitute taught at Aquinas Academy.  Her love of singing led her to become the Choral Director of St. John de la Salle Church in Delmont before moving to the Greensburg area.  She also sang with the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Choir and, for twenty-five years, the Westmoreland County Choral Society.  She and her husband had been long time members of the Greensburg Country Club where they made many lifelong friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter L. Sesti on November 29, 2019.  She is survived by her three children Joseph Sesti of Harrison City, April DeGregory (Dr. Thomas) and Tony Sesti, all of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Natalie Sesti, Dominic DeGregory, Nichole Sesti, Vincent and Alaina DeGregory; sister, Maxine Reames (John) of Phoenix AZ; two sister-in-laws, Eveleen Huczko of New Florence and Dora Reese of Ruffsdale; and several nieces and nephews.  There will be no public viewing.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass for Joyce, Monday at 11:00 a.m., in the Our Lady of Grace Church.  Please go directly to the Church.  Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  Keeping with CDC guidelines, those attending the funeral are required to wear face masks.  The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Anne Home and Heartland Hospice for their loving care and compassion that they showed toward their mother.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund Foundation 333 N. Summit St. PO Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699.  Joyce’s family has entrusted her care to the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc. 409 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 837-0020.  To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.

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