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.

Friends received Sunday 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Inc. 806 Perry Hwy North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church Monday 10:00 a.m.

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  • Sue Sanker

    My deepest sympathy to Marianne’s family. I just heard this sad news – she was a special lady. I will always hold fond memories of her as my “bake sale booth” mentor. Such a kind person! Rest with God Marianne.

  • Donna

    My beautiful Marianne. So sweet, so kind. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. My the lord hold her in his loving arms. May she rest in peace.

  • Sharon Pfahler

    Good bye my dear Godmother, one of the very first faces I saw, and who always loved me and always let me know it. Thank you. I will miss your light in my life and in this world. Peace be with you.

  • Mary Rectenwald &Carol Rectenwald Marsh

    To the Monteverde Family
    So sorry for your losss
    You have our heartfelt sympathies
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

  • Sandy Brosky Cepaitis

    I am so sorry for your loss. Marianne was such a wonderful neighbor and friend to my Mom, Florence and to our family. I will never forget her kindness to our family, especially my Mom, after my father unexpectedly died at the age of 47. I can remember that every Friday, she brought a tuna noodle casserole, so my Mom didn’t have to worry about one dinner while she was trying to parent five children, including a baby, and learn to run my Father’s business. Her friendship and generosity were a life line for my Mom. I also have fond memories of all the children (Ed, Amy and Pam, in particular) getting together for picnic lunches outside in the summer with our sandwiches and Kool-Aid! I also remember the yummy cookies she would make. My Mom sent me a couple of the cookbooks from St. Teresas and there were always some of her recipes. She was a very special lady. Everyone that knew her will have special memories to treasure.

  • Joe Brosky

    So very sad to here about your Mom passing. She filled my childhood with many sweet memories that will always remain in my heart. The last time I visited her I confessed that I had a big crush on her as a kid and she had a good laugh about that one. Sounds like she remained an amazing and giving woman throughout her life. I know I would have saw her many more times over the years if we had not moved away in 1988. Peace and love to everyone in the family. Joe Brosky

  • Cindy & Dennis Miller

    We are so sorry to hear about your mom, but the lovely thing is that she is now in Heaven. I know that my mom welcomed her with open arms! She was always so good to our family, that will never be forgotten. She had a heart of gold, was an angel on earth and now an angel in Heaven! God Bless you all! Love & prayers, Cindy & Dennis

  • Sharon Winkler

    Your mom was a Great lady.
    She had a great sense of humor. I always looked
    forward to seeing her at our flea market. She was a delight to have around. She was always a huge help to us. We loved her very much.
    You took such good care of her!!!
    I’m sure she went straight to heaven!!!
    You have my deepest sympathy!!

  • Deborah Monteverde Dolecki

    Rest peacefully Gram,

    You have left a legacy here on earth in first your children & then grandchildren & great grandchildren thats filled with love❤

    Love your Grand daughter Debbie
    & Family
    Keith, Chase & Danica

  • Kathye Wetterauer

    I was so sad when Ric told me your mother passed. I know you will miss her terribly.
    Look for the cardinals & butterflies. It is comforting when you see them.

  • March Rouda Igersheim

    So very sorry for your loss


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