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Rita A. (Bianco) Puglese, 76, Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.
She was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Liptak) Bianco.
She was married to Samuel J. Puglese, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Puglese enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cheering on the Buffalo Bills, swimming in her pool, telling stories of her full and adventurous life and cooking for her friends, family and anyone else who walked through the door.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Gina Puglese of Orlando; two sisters, Janet Ecelbarger and husband Elvin of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Joyce Betts and husband Peter of Walston; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary (Willard) Croyle.
Interment was in Niagara Falls, N.Y.