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Age 88, of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The daughter of the late Dr. Paul A. Murray and Marie Scott Murray, and sister to the late Betty Jane Holmes and Paul A. Murray, Deanie was a light in the lives of all those whose paths she crossed. When she wasn't dancing to Tom Jones with her daughters, whom she lovingly called "The Three Cs," she devoted her life to lifting up all those around her. Starting her teaching career at Winchester Thurston, and eventually filling the shoes of Adaptive Aquatic Instructor at Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Deanie spent 33 years inspiring her students to believe that no dream was too big, a sentiment that proudly shone through when she spearheaded their involvement in the Special Olympics on numerous occasions. She was the embodiment of the notion that we are all better together, leading the Peabody High School Fabulous 40s Reunion as a proud graduate, and bringing old and new friends together year by year, whether around town or in her home. Several Steelers games were excitedly watched, several Skip-Bo games were played, and several holiday parties were unmatched when Deanie was the leader of them all. If one thing is certain, her exuberant spirit will be forever celebrated. The beloved mother of Cindy Marie Greco, Connie Lee "TeeTee" Leone, and Cathy Lynn (Paul) Hoydich; Deanie is also survived by seven grandchildren (Tiffany, Christina, Brittany, Kayla, Ashley, Dominique, Gerad); three great - grandchildren (Braden, Abriella, Lincoln); and several loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends whose lives she touched. Lovingly remembering the late Louis "Buddy" Caputo, Jr., the late Robert Leuenberger and the late Perry Thomas; and those she held dearly: her sons-in-law, Dominic Leone and Chuck Greco. Visitation Sunday, July 29, 2-7 p.m. at McCABE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Shadyside, 6214 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. 412-661-6281. A private funeral service will be held on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Western PA School for Blind Children at Condolences may be left at

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jul. 27, 2018.
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August 18, 2018
One of my favorite teachers. She will be missed.
Debby Hunter
July 29, 2018
So sorry to hear of Deanie's passing. She was an awesome person, and I am so glad I got to know her. She will be missed.
Mary Coleman
July 27, 2018
Truly a little bit of light has left the world. I will remember all the laughter, the parties and the good times.may your light shine in the heavens now.
Caol Kreiser
July 27, 2018
I worked with Deanie at WPSBC I have so many great memories of her and all the people we worked with and became friends with. She will be missed. We loved or Deanie.
Don Rotthoff
July 27, 2018
So long, Deanie. Thanks so much for the wonderful memories both in and out of school.
Tom Hesley
July 27, 2018
May the God of all comfort give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. Please find comfort from the love and care that surrounds you and from the memories you share. You have my sincere condolences.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
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