Josephine “Josie” (Manzella) Donahue

May 13, 1938 - December 01, 2021

Visitation: Sunday 1-5 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, Monday 10:00 a.m.


Now in everlasting peace on December 1, 2021. Josie was born May 13, 1938, a life-long resident of North Side/North Hills of Pittsburgh. She was the adored and insightful mom of Maureen Donahue Yock (John), and Anne Donahue. Precious grandma to Leigh Yock (Torn Brown) and Will Leszczak (Britt Hargenrader, and their children, Hayden and Mia), and Joseph Yock (Katie, and their child, Bracken). Josie was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Isabella Manzella, and sisters, Philomena Rornano (Mike), Mary, Anna Mary, Petrina Henderson (Ron), and brother Anthony, as well as her former husband, Joseph Donahue. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Alice and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Josie’s life was consumed by her love of family and her career at Italian Sons & Daughters of America, which provided her with a passion for the social and ethical morals ISDA represented that afforded her cherished friendships and endless fun. She was a quiet, gentle, generous soul who enjoyed a good laugh. She will be deeply missed by those who had the pleasure to know her. Words cannot express the family’s gratitude to Bethany Hospice, along with those who provided her compassionate care at Kane Community Center, Ross Mcintyre. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethany Hospice. Friends received Sunday, 1-5 pm at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, Monday, 10 am.

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  • Cindy Darrah

    Maureen & Anne, I am thankful for your mom being part of my childhood and adult life. She always felt like a part of home. What a wonderful and bright person she was to be around. Sorry for your loss.

  • Bob and Betty Entwistle.

    Hi Anne, Will, and Bill. We are so sorry to hear about Josie. She was such a wonderful person. I will always remember her putting me up in her home when Bill had his car accident. I had not seen her for years but she welcomed me as if we were best friends. She was a classy lady, in a class of her own. We are praying for all of you during this difficult time.
    Bob and Betty Entwistle

  • Mark White

    Maureen so sorry to hear about your mom

  • Alan, Mari and Michael Hertzberg

    Josie was always like a member of my family and was a friend to all who knew her. So thankful for all of the wonderful memories we have shared. She will truly be missed by many. May she Rest In Peace. God bless. Deepest sympathies to Anne and Maureen and to all of the family.

  • Tim and Jean Schooley

    We love you so much and know that you are in our hearts today and always.

  • Christine Carballal

    An absolute joy having known you Josie. Condolences to the family

  • Ann Zieve

    Maureen & Anne – I was sorry to hear this news. Your Mom will be missed! I will always remember her kindness & encouragement. With deepest sympathy. (Cousin) Ann & Joel Zieve

  • Fr Rick Thompson

    I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless her and forever keep her in His love.

  • Jim Zahren

    Maureen and Anne I’m so sorry to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. Some of my best memories as a kid were visiting and having laughs with you and your Mom. She will be missed.

  • Tory Graham

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • Jeff Kantz

    From as far back as I can remember Josie was a beautiful person and a great neighbor Love you guys sorry to hear of mom’s passing 🥺

 

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