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Mary Andrea (Kossler) "Andi" Collins

July 4, 2020

Age 80, of Scott Township, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, July 4, 2020. Beloved wife of 58 years to the late Dennis J. Collins. Devoted mother to her seven children: Matthew Collins (Suzan), Christopher Collins (Nancy), Megan Bashaw (Bob), Brian Collins (Amy), Katie Collins (Jamie), Benjamin Collins (Kristin), and Luke Collins. Cherished Gram to her 19 grandchildren. Sister to Margaret Schlottman (Jim), Barbara McFeeley (Jack), Daniel Kossler (Sharon), Joanne Oeschlein (Don), Thomas Connelly (Betty), Mary Beth Hart (Bill) and the late Jean Sieber. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh's Sheridan area. A 1957 graduate of Langley High School where she excelled as a cheerleader and was Queen of her Junior Prom. She attended Mercy School of Nursing (class of 1960) on a scholarship from Women of the Moose Pgh Chapter and worked for the Visiting Nurses Association until 1963. During this time she met Dennis the love of her life! Tall, handsome with blue eyes that matched his Lincoln convertible. Andi absolutely loved nursing. She continued her nursing career working night shift for 18 years at John Kane Hospital and then 20 years at St. Clair Hospital where she received the Cameo of Caring Award before retiring in 2005. "Gram", "She-Ha", "Grammy", "Mom" is remembered as a strong and loving mother and adored grandmother who counted her family and faith as her greatest blessings. She will be remembered for her big heart, great cooking, determined spirit, and love of southern comfort old fashions! Andi's family would like to thank the medical personnel of UPMC Mercy for their love and compassionate care during their mother's recent visits. Family and friends will be received Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 2-8 p.m. at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL HOME, 1650 Greentree Rd,, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (412-563-2800). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at St. Michael the Archangel Parish - St. Bernard Church, 311 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Memorials may be made in Andi's name to the International Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org.
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