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Age 63, peacefully, at her home on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Vincent C. and Inez (Reitze) O'Shea; loving sister of Terry (Hollis) O'Shea and Vinny (Judy) O'Shea; dear aunt of Missy (Bill) DeMark, Amy (Jeff) Freeman, Laura (Rodney) King, Becky (John) Harvey, Kevin (Lori) O'Shea, Terry "T" (Jennifer) O'Shea; great-aunt of Isabella DeMark; Taylor, Max and Carly Freeman; Maris and Seth Ravenstahl and Emily King; Jaden, Delaney and Camden Harvey; Ty and Finley O'Shea; cousin of David, Isabelle and Laura Reitze. Maureen was a dedicated teacher at Forest Grove Elementary School for 35 years. Family and friends received Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the SCHEPNER - McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 165 Noble Ave., Crafton. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 55 Forsythe Rd. (Scott Twp.), Pgh., PA 15220. In lieu of flowers, donations in Maureen's memory may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church or the Forest Grove Elementary PTA, 1 Forest Grove Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2013.
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August 6, 2019
Still miss you and it has been 6 years. Will never forget all those college days as as roommates. Send down a Blessing to all of us.
Ethel Double
October 16, 2014
I just learned of Mrs. O'Shea's passing. She was a wonderful teacher and one that really stands out for me for making a difference my life. I remember her vividly as a joyful and enthusiastic teacher! I am sorry I didn't know sooner; condolences to her family and friends.
Janis Williams McKinney
August 23, 2013
Our love and deepest sympathy to Maureen's beloved family. It was a pleasure knowing her for many years at Montour. May God bless you and comfort you during this sorrowful time. Thinking of you all!

Charla and Paul Rots, Spartanburg, SC
Charla and Paul Rots
August 22, 2013
Dear O'Shea Family,

I am sorry for your loss. Miss O'Shea was one of my frist teachers. I am now 46 and can still remeber her smile and her kindness. She may have been taken from you, but her positive impact on all she taught will live on for many, many years.

God Bless.
David DiNardo
August 13, 2013
Maureen was a wonderful teacher. Always smiling. I am so glad I had the pleasure of working with her at FG School. Montour was fortunate to have had such an exemplary teacher on their staff. My condolences to the entire O'Shea family. She will truly be missed by all. RIP
Clare Smoller
August 13, 2013
My deepest sympathy to each of you. Maureen and I were fellow Montour teachers who both struggled with cancer. She was very brave and a fine teacher and human being. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Dorothy Amidon
August 13, 2013
You have all been in my thoughts & prayers since last fri. I am so sorry that I have Been out of town. Maureen's thoughtfulness, caring, kind & gentle ways
will be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know her. Love & prayers to all.
Maureen Larkin
August 13, 2013
so sorry to hear about the loss of you Aunt. I was always appreciative of the help she provided during the Spirit Walk at SPS. May she rest in peace. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless
Marie Kelly, Pittsburgh, PA (SPS)
August 13, 2013
Our condolences to Maureen's family. It was such a pleasure to have known her. She was always so pleasant, joyful, and enthusiastic about whatever she was doing - even exercising. She was one of our favorite people. We are blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed. The staff at Hess Physical Therapy
August 13, 2013
Terry and Vinny: Really sadden to hear of the passing of your "little sister". The great memories of you both, her and your mom and dad sitting on your front porch in East Carnegie. My best wishes to you and your families.
Dave Kohut
August 13, 2013
To Maureen's dear family and friends,
It was my privilege to meet Maureen as she was taking her final journey home to the Lord. She was upbeat, and showing concern for her family and loved ones to the end. She was an inspiration to me as a hospice Social Worker and I thank you all for the opportunity to meet her and support her through her final illness. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Stevens
August 13, 2013
Dear O'Shea Family - I know life is not always fair, but I am having great difficulty with the loss of Maur. She was only 12 years old when I first met her and we spent many happy hours together. She was a wonderful, caring person and the greatest aunt my 3 children and their families could hope to have. Deepest sympathy to all. A true angel is looking over all of us.
Ann Lanham
August 13, 2013
I am very sad to find out Maureen has passed away. She has been a loyal customer of mine at Levin Furniture for many years, but more than that she was a person I was always happy to see. For years she has shopped with me, and thru that I feel I got to know much of her family. Either she would bring them in, or talk about them with such love and pride! I was just thinking about Maureen the other day, so to read of her death really shocked me. I haven't seen her in about a year and didn't know she was sick. Please know my heart goes out to All of you. Maureen was a wonderful person and I am lucky to have known her.
Amy Jones Norton
August 13, 2013
Maureen was co-worker and friend to all of us and taught thousands of students with kindness and patience. As a brand new teacher many years ago, I can remember Maureen welcoming me with a cheerful smile and handshake at Forest Grove Elementary. She was truly one of Montour's best! My deepest sympathy to the family.
Allan J. Pontiere
August 12, 2013
Maureen will always be remembered as a fun and joyful girl. The English & O'Shea families were very close as I was growing up.I'll always remember the fun and good times our families had together. Our sympathies & prayers are with your families. She will now be with Vince & Inez to help look over us all.
Rich & Donna English
August 12, 2013
I am sorry to hear of Maureen's death. The O'Shea family and English family spent many happy and fun times together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Terry and Vinny and your families.
Carol (English) & Bob Poole
August 12, 2013
My sympathies to the family of Maureen O'Shea - I am so sorry for your loss. Although I only met Maureen a few times, she seemed so kind and cheerful. I have so many wonderful memories of the O'Shea family from the Crafton Pool - of Mr. Terry O'Shea, Missy, Amy, and "T." May God bless you and help you through this difficult time. Hold tight to the wonderful memories.
Nance Marshall
August 12, 2013
Mrs. O'Shea and her influence was a huge reason why I went into education. She was a fantastic third grade teacher.
Lauren Davis-Baughman
August 12, 2013
August 12, 2013
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Maureen. I met her and Inez when I worked at JCPenney, and she was always a bright spot in my day. May your memories of her help you through your loss. What a beautiful person.
Carol Guyaux
August 12, 2013
Maureen was such a dedicated and professional teacher at Forest Grove. I never heard a negative word from her. Her upbeat personality was infectious. The world is a better place because of Maureen O'Shea. You will truly be missed!
Dianne Bauman
August 12, 2013
Mere words cannot describe my sorrow for your loss.

"Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal. Love leaves a memory that no one can steal."

Love and prayers,
Marijane Joyce Steding
August 12, 2013
Dear O'Shea family,
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. I always remember Maureen having a smile on her face and ready to help. She was a gentle soul, warm and caring to my mother, "Joanne from across the street." I'm sure we have one more angel in heaven.
Teresa (Lachowicz) and John Bernaciak
August 12, 2013
Always such an upbeat person, with an infectious laugh. So sorry for your loss.
Cathy Gialloreto
August 12, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Miss O'Shea's passing. She made such an impact on so many of us at Forest Grove. We will keep all of you in our thoughts.
Jeff & Debbie (Muno) Summers
August 12, 2013
Our deepest Sympathies to the O'Shea Family. Maureen was loving and caring person and she will be dearly missed.
Mickey and Donna Farrand
August 12, 2013
T, Jen and family - I got to know Maureen at the gym. She was such a lovely lady. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Maureen Hoover
August 12, 2013
Prayers, peace and love to the O'Shea family. She was an amazing woman and teacher!
Jamie (Dankert) Marshall
August 12, 2013
Dear O'Shea family - I am so saddened to hear the news about Maureen. I had her as my 6th grade teacher many many years ago at Forest Grove. 2 of my 3 children had the pleasure of knowing her as well before she retired. She was my absolute favorite teacher and I just adored her. She was such a wonderful woman. Always so nice. My deepest condolences to you all. She will be in my prayers. God Bless
Tracy McGregor - Dewit
August 12, 2013
Our deepest Sympathies to the O'Shea family. She was a wonderful member of our Saint Stephen Family. May she have eternal peace.
Heather Corey
August 12, 2013
Maureen was one of the most dedicated and exceptional educators I had the pleasure to work with. Her good work will go on for generations to come via the many children she inspired. Our prayers go out to the O'Shea family during this time.
McKenzie Tom
August 12, 2013
I am sorry to hear of Maureen's illness and death. I have many happy memories of time spent with Maureen and Inez, especially in Maureen's early years when I would accompany my Mother on visits to the O'Shea home. My sympathies to Terry, Vinnie, and the rest of your clan. I'm sure Maureen added sparkle and joy to your lives. It's been a while, but I can still hear her laugh. Another fine sole gone on to glory!
Miriam English Bestwick
August 12, 2013
T & Jen, so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless ~ Josie & Sean Kennedy
August 12, 2013
The O'Shea Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Maur was my dear friend and roommate in college. I will miss all our great talks we had over the past 44 years. Harold and Ethel Double
Ethel Double
August 12, 2013
Sympathies to the family of Maureen O'Shea. We were pleased to have her as a fellow member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. May our caring Christ comfort all who mourn.
Mary Jane Snyder
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
August 12, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss, Maureen was a beautiful person and loved by so many. Everyone that knew Maureen was blessed, she will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, God Bless.
Connie Persin
August 12, 2013
Ms. O'Shea was our son's 3d grade teacher at Forest Grove in 1986-1987 school year. 'Dedicated teacher' barely describes her. We were grateful for the time she spent with Matthew.
Linda & Ralph Juhascik
August 12, 2013
T and Jenny,
I am so sorry for your loss. You have a beautiful Angel watching over you and your babies. God Bless.
Patrik and Danielle McKain
August 12, 2013
Missy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Darcie
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