May 19, 2021
Catherine Dichiara, age 98, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, May 19th. Cherished wife of Tony Dichiara for 50 years, daughter of Vincenzo and Concetina Liberto, and sister of Angelo Liberto and Rose Stefanos, she is survived by her two devoted daughters, Carol Mintz (Barry Mintz), of Monroeville, and Jeanne Sheats (Joe Sheats), of Plum. She is also survived by her four loving grandchildren, David Mintz, Karen Kozuch, April Bellisario, and Alysa Sheats and her nine great-grandchildren, Daniel, Christopher, Elizabeth, Mary Grace, Stephen, Timothy, Lucas, Nathaniel, and Joey whom she doted upon. Catherine was very much looking forward to the birth of her first great-great grandchild this coming September. Catherine lived a long and faithful life growing up on the family farm in Penn Hills where she learned a love of the land and a great respect for the fruits of hard work and dedication to family. Her vivid childhood stories of large family gatherings, fall harvests, trips to Baltimore in the model-T Ford, as well as a trip to Sicily at the age of 7 made us feel as if we were there with her. After high school, Catherine attended Robert Morris University and worked as a bookkeeper in a downtown Pittsburgh shoe store until her marriage in 1946 to Tony Dichiara. She and Tony first owned a grocery store and then a hardware store in Wilkinsburg while raising their two daughters. Later, Catherine was loved and respected in her position as a manager at the Joseph Horne’s Co. for over 25 years. Catherine lived in Monroeville for over 40 years, making wonderful memories with neighbors and friends and hosting Sunday dinner every week for her children and grandchildren. She made more bonds of friendship with her kind and loving nature at Harbour Senior living in Monroeville during the last four years of her life where she continued to win at Rummy and Bocci tournaments and very much enjoyed the entertainment, including concerts given by her great-grandson’s string quartet. Her family and friends will miss her dearly, but our many years of beautiful memories will keep her close in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association. Services and interment are private.
Catherine Dichiara, age 98, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, May 19th. Cherished wife of Tony Dichiara for 50 years, daughter of Vincenzo and Concetina Liberto, and sister of Angelo Liberto and Rose Stefanos,... View Obituary & Service Information
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