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Kathleen C. (Connolly) Dumire

d. June 23, 2023



Kathleen C. (Connolly) Dumire, age 84, of Oakdale, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, on Friday, June 23, 2023.  Beloved wife of the late Wilson H. Dumire.  Dear mother of Kathleen (Mario) Rullo and Megan (Tom) Nomides.  Loving grandmother of James, Rullo, Mario (Carol) Rullo, Alexandra and Thomas Nomides.  Sister of Michael, (Lynda) Connolly and the late James and Fr. Robert Connolly.  Kacee attended Mount Mercy High School and College (now Carlow University), where she forged life-long friendships.  She went on to a teaching career that began at Thadeus Stevens elementary school in Pittsburgh’s West End.  She returned to the classroom full-time after raising her daughters and eventually retired from Saint Sylvester’s School in Brentwood.  Kacee was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She was a DIY queen, avid gardener and fabulous cook.  Kacee raised her daughters to be kind, independent, and self-reliant.  She had an infectious zest for life and was always willing to try something new.  She and her husband, Howdy, spent long summers at their second home in Hilton Head Island with family and friends.  Their daughters and grandchildren cherish those adventurous summers!  A friend of Bill W. for over 50 years, her support and wisdom guided countless people on their journey to sobriety and helped many families, especially her own.  Her family would like to express our gratitude to Vesta Greaves, her long-time friend, wonderful caregiver and favorite child as well as Megan Myers and Renee Bridges.  We are grateful to Gateway Hospice, especially Bobbie, Jennifer, and Jim for the comfort and care that they showed all of us.  In honor of her brave 40-year battle with essential tremor, donations can be made to the International Essential Tremor Foundation,

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Kacee on July 16th at 10:00 am at Hickory Heights Golf Club, 116 Hickory Heights Drive, Bridgeville, PA 15017. 

Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Twp., 412-563-2800.

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