Ella McCourt

February 11, 1941 - February 20, 2024

Visitation: Friday, February 23, 2024, 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., Ross Twp

Service: Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church, 10:00 AM

Ella Louise McCourt of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on February 20, 2024. Daughter of the late Ella Hutchinson, Ernest Hare, and Harry Moreth; loving wife of 61 years to Harry McCourt; mother of Kelly Pfenninger (Joseph), Sharon Hughes and Bridget McCourt; mother-in-law of Mark Hughes; grandmother of Devin Hughes, Paige Pfenninger, Claire Pfenninger and Harry McCourt; sister of the late George, Barbara, Leah and Virginia. Ella is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Originally from Pittsburgh’s North Side and a member of North Hills High School’s first graduating class in 1959, Ella took pleasure in creating a warm and welcoming home for her family and friends.

Ella and Harry enjoyed 20 years of active retirement with wonderful friends in The Villages, Florida, where Ella took up golf, joined a bowling league, and loved her weekly ladies card game. Travels with her sisters-in-law included trips to a variety of resorts and casinos.

Ella passed on her affinity for classic movies and British television shows to her daughters.

Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 24, at 10:00 AM at St. Teresa, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.

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  • Renetta Thompson

    Sad news hearing Ella has left us. Ella and Harry were wonderful neighbors and I miss them and their three great daughters. Sending my love. Renetta

  • Jack Miller

    Harry, most sorry to hear of the passing of Ella. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Lee Mintiens Dale

    My cousin Ella was always such a joy to see when we came to town…Her, Harry, Kelly, Sharon & Bridget. Love spending time with her. Good memories. Love, Lee

  • Lynne Martin Bach

    Aunt Ella was just one of those people that made you feel happy and good about yourself. She was a kind person who loved her family most of all. The love that she and Uncle Harry shared are what stories are written about. Thank you Aunt Ella for allowing me to be a part of your family when I needed you most.

    I look forward to seeing you in heaven and you greetings me with open arm.

    Love, Lynne Bach

  • Cindy and Stef Franklin

    We love her and will missed her, we have wonderful and funny memories. We will alway hold these memories close to us. She is loved !

  • Jackie (Caye) Newell

    Kelly and family, you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. Take comfort in the love of family and friends and the wonderful memories you all have of your mom.

  • Valerie LeJeune

    I loved your mom to pieces! Ella was a wonderful mentor and taught me how to remain calm in times of anxiety. I loved her quiet and dry sense of humor. She holds a special place in my heart- as you all do. Love you Val.


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