Michelle Pilota

Michelle A. Pilota ((n'ee Argiro))

Thursday, June 6th, 1963 - Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Michelle A. Pilota (nëe Argiro), 56, of Chicago Heights, IL passed away the afternoon of November 4, 2019 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her loving family at her sister’s residence in Pittsburgh, PA.

Born on June 6, 1963 in New Castle she was the daughter of Rocco Argiro and Marilyn White (Snezic) . Her parents reside in New Castle.

Michelle was a graduate of Neshannock High School and Robert Morris College where she earned her degree in business.

She is survived by her loving husband of thirty one years, Kenneth W. Pilota, Sr., whom she married on August 27, 1988.

Michelle worked for BDT Capital Partners as Manager of Administrative Services in Chicago, IL.

In addition to her parents, Michelle is survived by her children, Danielle Pilota, and Kenneth Pilota, Jr. both of Chicago, IL, her brother, Mark Argiro (Kelly) of New Castle, and her sister, Marie Kelly (Mike) of Pittsburgh, Pa.

A Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, November 9th at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, St. Camillus Site. Deacon John Carran will officiate.

Burial services will take place in Chicago, IL.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
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    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Camillus Church


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Sincerely, Reina Gabbud & Park Hyatt Chicago and Sharyl and Ed, Sheila and Eric Pancallo, Ginny and sent flowers to the family of Michelle A. Pilota ((n'ee Argiro)).
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Gil Celedonia

Posted at 11:05pm
Dear Rocco, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your daughter. I know how proud you were of her, and how much you loved her. May she rest in peace.

Alex Mahylis

Posted at 09:53pm
Michelle was so kind to me when I first began working at BDT. I will miss her kindness, smile and laughter.

Sincerely, Reina Gabbud & Park Hyatt Chicago

Posted at 03:33pm
Dear Ken, Danielle and Ken, we are thinking of you at Park Hyatt Chicago. Michelle was one of our best supporters & we will miss her very much.
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Frank Conti

Posted at 12:08pm
Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
God Bless
Frank Conti


Norma Rosetti

Posted at 09:49am
Small family gatherings were the best. We'd sit around the dining room table with coffee, wine (easy on the wine), Michelle's endless Italian cookies, and we'd exchange memorable family stories. By now, some of the stories were "repeats", but that was okay, we just acted like we were hearing them for the first time, especially if our husbands were telling the story. By the end of the evening, we had cried a little and laughed a lot! When we think of Michelle, it is moments like those that make us smile.
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and sympathy,
Ross and Norma.

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