Maria J. Magliocca Colangelo, age 81, formerly of Collier Township, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2022 in Bridgeville, PA. Born in Walkers Mill, PA on April 5, 1941 to the late Bennie J. Magliocca and Clara (Merchant) Magliocca. Loving mother to Carla Colangelo (Rick Ruffennach) of Bridgeville, Joseph (Patricia) Colangelo of Moon Twp., and Michael (Rebecca) Colangelo of South Fayette Twp. Proud grandmother of Domenic, Anthony and Vincent Colangelo, and Michael, Jr. and Madalyn Colangelo. Maria is also survived by her brother Joseph (Beverly) Magliocca of Cecil Twp. and many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Maria was a graduate of Carnegie High School and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. She also attended Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing and Robert Morris Junior College.
Although she had many different careers, she retired in 2015 after 23 years as the parish secretary for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Carnegie.
Maria had a great love for theatre, music and the arts. She was an accomplished vocalist as a cantor and a member of many church choirs including the Pittsburgh Diocesan Choir. Maria also performed with the Char Val Singers for many years and was honored to sing for countless weddings. Her beautiful soprano rendition of the Ave Maria will never be forgotten.
She enjoyed spending her time with friends and family, going to the movies, dining out, cooking, baking, and ornately decorating her Christmas tree!
She will always be known for her outgoing personality, generosity and the love she showed to all who knew her.
Family and friends will be received at Bagnato Funeral Home, 50 Jefferson St, Carnegie on Tuesday, August 30 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 31, at Corpus Christi Parish, St. Barbara Roman Catholic Church, 45 Prestley Rd., Bridgeville. Following the Mass, inurnment will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Coraopolis, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie, PA or the Donnell House, Concordia Hospice of Washington, Washington, PA.
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