Marianne (Breitenbach) Monteverde
June 05, 1927 - June 11, 2021
Visitation: Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. Ross Twp.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church Monday 10:00 a.m.
Of Ross Twp, peacefully on Friday June 11, 2021. Born in Emsworth on June 5, 1927, she was the daughter ofMargaret Ruth (Kuipers) and Albert Breitenbach. She was wife of the late Edwin P. Monteverde and raised her family in the North Hills.
Marianne was the beloved Mother of Edwin Monteverde Jr.(Debra), Aimee Henry (late Daniel), Pamela Bowers (Dennis), the late Roslyn White (Richard and Janet), Albert Monteverde (Marcia), Peter Monteverde (Edie) and Marianne Gaus (Kerry).
Marianne was the Nana/Grandma to the late Michael Monteverde, Deborah Dolecki, Kelly Goldie, Donna Launer, Nicholas Henry, Bryan Henry, Daniel Keen, Marianne Keen, Julianne Braden, Richard J. White, Caroline Purvis, Michelle Farmer, Peter Jacob Monteverde, Joshua Monteverde, Andrew Gaus, Annelise O’Neill and Allan Gaus.
Marianne was the Great Nanny to: Taylor, Cooper, Chase, Danica,Veronica, Cami, Emerson, Harper, Kelsea, Nickolas, Layla, James, Charlie and Cora. (and one on the way)
Marianne was one of 9 children, she was preceded in death by her brother Albert Breitenbach and her sisters, Eileen Ackerman, Kathleen (Boots)Herbst, Elizabeth Kastory, and Honora Sefick. She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Costello and Lucille Kehrand her brother Bill Breitenbach.
Marianne was a graduate of St. Benedicts Academy in the North Hills.
Marianne was the ultimate cookie baker and jelly maker. She was always trying out new recipes for Sunday dinners, where there was always room for one more. She also was a talented gardener, enjoying her time outside with her flowers, plants and vegetable garden, but especially her raspberries. It was the raspberry jelly that was everyone’s favorite. Marianne was an accomplished seamstress, making her own and other’s wedding dresses, as well as countless prom and dance dresses and making our Halloween costume ideas come to life!
Marianne was a lifelong member of St. Teresa ‘s of Avila Church. She belonged to the Christian Mothers and served on the board as treasurer many times. She had a liking for Math and numbers. Marianne also enjoyed her many years volunteering for the church flea market, sharing the work with her friends. Marianne was one of the church members who started the Annual Family Fun Fair. Parishioners might remember her from the Craft shows she chaired, the Bake Goods Booth at the yearly fair or the Lenten Fish Frys . Marianne also worked at the North Hills Food bank serving members of her local community and also baked for Meals on Wheels up to the age of 92.
Marianne had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. This was shown by her leading the Rosary at all the deceased Women Parishioners’ funeral visitations for over 40 years.
Girl Scouts was another lifelong love. Marianne was a girl scout herself and troop leader to her daughters’ troops. She enjoyed getting the girls out to camp, teaching them about nature and cooking outdoors. She served as Perry-Hi-Vue NeighborhoodDay Camp director at North Park for many years and as the neighborhood treasurer, even after her daughters were grown.Marianne helped her granddaughters earn the outdoor cooking badge with Buddy Burners made of tuna cans and cardboard and the camp stove made from a large coffee can. She also enjoyed being the Camp Nana at the St. Alphonsus all school campouts.As the true scout saying goes, “Leave a place better than you found it!” She has left this world and all the lives she touched, better for knowing her.