Of Brookline, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Wife of the late Vernon; beloved mother of Maureen (Tony) Dukes, Marilyn (Frank) Gielarowski, Donna (Bob) Brooks, Mark Heuer, and Lisa (Joe) Riley; sister of Jean Abraham and the late Diana Mae Coury and Evelyn Coury; Sitto of Crystal, Christopher, Brittany, Brandon, Michelle, Joseph, Chelsea, Nicole, Courtney, Carly, Bobby, Ashley, Taylor, and John; also seven great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the FRANK F. DeBOR FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380, Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Loreto Church. Her nephew, Rev. Charles Coury, celebrant. Our Mom was a loving wife and mother, and a beloved Sitto to so many, who showed us all the true meaning of unconditional love. Sitto was a strong presence in all of our lives and the glue that held our family together--she never missed a special occasion or event, big or small. She was warm, kind, generous, and welcoming to everybody she encountered and loved people as much as they loved her. Sitto led by example as a consummate peacemaker, was grounded in her strong faith, and put her family above all else. She loved her trips to the casino, family vacations, writing cards for birthdays and holidays, playing scratch-off tickets, and making her daily phone calls with her pinky finger just to check in with all of us, near and far. Our Mom and Sitto will be deeply missed and her memory will live on in all of us forever.
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PostedFebruary 24, 2018