Kathleen “Kate”  (Clancy) Guay

February 21, 1949 - June 03, 2020

Visitation: Monday, June 8, 2020, 4-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Service: Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 10 am; St. Teresa of Avila Church.


On Wednesday, June 3rd Kate passed away at the age of 71 at home surrounded by her family, after a brief battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents Anne “Nancy” (McCaffrey) and John Clancy of Whitehall. She leaves behind her loving husband of 46 years, Jim, and their children Erin (Doug Kamper), Matt (Emily), Mary, and John (Shannon). Loving “Nana” to Audrey, Jackson and two young boys who have been a gift of joy to our family since they came into our lives. Loving sister of Mary Anne Clancy (David Whalen) and Eileen Clancy. Sister-in-law of Rev. Robert F. Guay. She also leaves behind many cousins and friends. Kate was the Assistant Administrator of Marian Hall Home until her retirement. She made friends easily, always willing to share a laugh and a story. She had a quick wit and a biting tongue, part of being Irish. She loved her family and the family vacations over the years, especially ones to the shore. She loved to dance Irish sets and ceilis and never complained when her husband dragged her around the country on various dance outings. They both enjoyed the friendships they made as members of the Pittsburgh Ceili Club. Family and friends will be received Monday, June 8th from 4-8 pm Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Certain COVID-19 restrictions have been eased but family requests masks must be worn inside at all times. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 9 th at 10:00am at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment will be private. At a future date, a proper “Irish Wake” will be held to celebrate Kate’s life. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in Kate’s name to Mt. Assisi Place, Mother Teresa Hospice, or a charity of your choice.

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  • Molly Thompson

    Kate was a pleasure to talk to and a beautiful dancer. She could make me smile with just a look, and her zingers still make me laugh. I really enjoyed her company and respected her grace and dedication to her family, friends and dancing.

  • Frank Gliozzi

    Condolences to the Guay family from an old neighbor.

  • Peg Stout

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of Kate. She was a special person filled with love and compassion. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Joanne Osborn

    I am so sorry for your loss, Kate was such a great person. I enjoyed working with her the past couple of years at the Mount. Prayers and good thoughts go out to the Gauy family.

  • Liz Grinko

    Still in disbelief with this news. Kate was always ready with her quick wit to make the moment better or even more humorous. It’s been said you may forget the words spoken but you never forget how those words made you feel. I always felt good talking to Kate and so I’ll remember her fondly. I’ll miss Kate. My sympathies to Jim and family. She’d want you all to find some humor again in the future and my prayers are that you do.

  • Jenna Williams

    Sending thoughts of love and strength to Jim and their family to gently hold the deep ache of losing Kate.

  • Ann Murphy

    Some of my fondest memories of Kate are from our childhood. From the time we were eight yrs. old, we spent our summer vacations at our beloved Aunt Peggy and Uncle Jack’s home, (All the way out in Forest Hills)! Every day, we leisurely ate our lunches ,served on TV trays in the game room, lazily watching soap operas.
    Our evening treat was devouring bowls of homemade peach ice cream. Our aunt and uncle were blessedly patient as we talked and giggled each day from morning until the wee hours of the night. God bless you, Kate, for the joy you brought to my life.

  • Edward Guay

    I remember Jim’s girl next door in Whitehall, who was always serious, but positive about everything. She took care of everyone, particularly Aunt Mary Pike, with great love and care.

  • Joe and Paulette Bundick

    Jim, Erin, Matt, Mary and John,
    So very so to hear of Kate’s passing. She was so much fun to work with in our PFA years, and I loved reminiscing with her at Marian Hall. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

  • Tony & Marcy Presutti

    Hello, We want to express our sincere sympathy for the loss of Kathleen Clancy Guay to her Family. Gods peace and strength be with each of you. Our Love & prayers, Tony and Marcy Presutti

  • Don Helwig

    Jim, my heart goes out to your and your family. Kate will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

  • Virginia Flaherty

    Kate was such a wonderful loving person….please accept my deepest condolences to the entire Guay family,…who are all a reflection of her loving accepting heart….she will be missed….

  • Tom Goslin

    Jim I am heartbroken at your loss. Please know I would be there if at all possible. I thank god for getting to know and enjoy you both.

  • Val Keeley

    I’m so sorry to hear of Kate’s passing. It hasn’t been long since I saw her dancing at the Harp. This happened way too fast. Sending prayers to Jim & family,

  • Carolyn J Klingensmith

    Kate was a great boss. Crazy Irish!!!love,Ypeace and sympathies to the entire family.

  • Judy (and Ray) Campbell

    I will always treasure the many years we worked together.

  • elizabeth myers

    Sending thoughts and prayers for Kate to Jim and the family.


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