Vivian Onorato

March 12, 1932 - December 29, 2015


Of Ross Twp., on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Wife of the late Geno A. Onorato; loving mother of Gina M. Gaertner (David), David G. Onorato (Cathy), Marianne Chillinsky (Tom), Daniel A. Onorato (Shelly) and Suzanne Conroy (Rege); sister of Anthony Orsini; proud grandmother of Sarah J. Trout (Keith), Mandi M. Downey (Michael), Timothy J. Gaertner (Dana), Peter D. Gaertner, Michael G. Gaertner (Kelly), David G. Onorato, Lauren R. Onorato, Matt W. Onorato, Jessica R. Ehni (Jered), Jennifer M. Szymczak (Tony), Zachary T. Chillinsky (Kate), Kate E. Onorato, Emily A. Onorato, Danny A. Onorato, Nicholas P. Conroy, Kayla S. Conroy, Geno A. Conroy and Paul R. Conroy; great-grandmother of Bella, Brady, Carter, Kenzie and Franco; special aunt of Leanne Onorato. Vivian was a teacher for over 30 years with most of her career at Annunciation School with the Sisters of St. Joseph and ending her career at St. Cyril’s School. She was a board member of AARP 1435, she was a proud member of St. Teresa of Avila Choir since 1991 and she served as president for a period of time. Vivian’s greatest enjoyment in addition to cooking sunday dinner, making her wedding soup and baking cookies was the annual family vacation to the beach for the past 28 years. Vivian’s life can be summarized into three words, faith, family and friends. Friends received Thursday 2-6 p.m. and Friday 2-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa of Avila Church Saturday 10 a.m. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Teresa of Avila Church Music Ministry, 1000 Avila Ct., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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  • Bonnie Watts

    Dave, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Vivian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family today.

  • Pat Vannelli

    Gina and Family, So sorry to hear about your mom. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Lots of prayers being said for you all. Pat Vannelli and Family

  • Rev. Thomas M. O’Donnell

    My sincere sympathy to all the Onorato family on the passing of Vivian. I will always remember the dedication and love that Vivian had for Annunciation Church and School. As her pastor for eight years I will sincerely thank her for her dedication to all of her students. She truly has been an example of love and devotion for her faith, family and friends. I will remember Vivian and all of you in my Masses and prayers — with every blessing and best wish, Father Tom O’Donnell

  • Rev. Thomas M. O’Donnell

    My sincere sympathy to all the Onorato family on the passing of Vivian. I will always remember the dedication and love that Vivian had for Annunciation Church and School. As her pastor for eight years I will sincerely thank her for her dedication to all of her students. She truly has been an example of love and devotion for her faith, family and friends. I will remember Vivian and all of you in my Masses and prayers — with every blessing and best wish, Father Tom O’Donnell

 

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