She was an avid pet lover taking care of her animals and neighborhood strays and an activist for animal rights. She is survived by daughters Mary Anne (Jack) Heatherington of Irwin, Susan (Murray) Montrose of Irwin, Katie (Ken) Parker of Florida, and James Clohessy of Irwin; grandchildren Marci (Dave) Dick, Kelly (Steve) Begg, Brenda (Vince) Pecora, Molly (John) Kauffman and Davina Broker; great grandchildren Michael, Alexis, Taylor, Elliot, Madison, and Zachary Begg, Katelyn and Ella Kauffman, Vincent and Ava Pecora; sister-in-law Mary Peters. Funeral service and interment will be private. Arrangements handled by the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Animal Friends. For online condolenences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published October 11, 2016.