After an 18-month battle with cancer, Patricia Biagini passed away at her home on Saturday, June 29, surrounded by family. She was 55 years old.
Patty was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Donald and Anita (Caponegro) Scaiano in 1964. Patty moved to California at age 13, after brief stints in Kansas and Chicago. It was in Pleasanton where Patty met her husband of 32 years, Mark Biagini. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, and worked for 15 years as an emergency room nurse and heart failure care manager at Kaiser Permanente. No matter the stakes, Patty brought solace and composure to those around her.
Patty is survived by her spouse, Mark; her daughters, Nina and Julia; her sister, Donna; her brother, Louis; and her dogs, Lucca and Leo.
A passionate soccer fan, Patty’s love for the sport grew alongside her relationship with Mark. (One of their first dates was the 1980 Olympic game, Italy vs. Brazil—with Mark’s dad and brothers in tow.) Patty was equally at home watching the San Jose Earthquakes on TV or traveling internationally to see the World Cup live. Among family, her baking was legendary, especially her cheesecakes and pies. She devoted her life to caring for others first, bringing medical supplies to underserved villages in Thailand and volunteering at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Patty is remembered for her generous spirit, compassionate heart, and wickedly sharp sense of humor. She preferred tequila with an orange wedge and cinnamon, and liked her music with expletives intact.
Patty’s dry wit and comfortable Scaiano silence drew friends and family close, and made us feel both welcome and loved. She is sorely missed.
Patty’s Rosary service will be held Tuesday, July 9, at 7:00 p.m, at Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA, 95030. Her funeral mass will be held Wednesday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Mission Santa Clara de Asís (on the campus of Santa Clara University), 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.