Teresa L. "Nonie" Murgash (1928 - 2015)

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Teresa L. "Nonie" Murgash, 86, Brockway, passed away peacefully with her family Friday, May 29, 2015, at Highland View Health Center.
Born Nov. 2, 1928, in Brockway, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Harriet Moyer Costne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Murgash, in 1975.
Teresa graduated from Brockway High School and was a lifelong member of St. Tobias Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society.
She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Christ the King Manor Auxiliary and was part of the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop.
After raising her children, Teresa went back to work for the Brockway Glass Co., retiring in 1992 after 27 years of service. She started as a packer and eventually became shop steward and ultimately President of Union Local 110, where she served for many years, traveling the world.
She enjoyed spending time at Fox's and McDonald's with her friends.
Nonie was the matriarch of her family and was an integral part of her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's lives.
She will always be remembered for her love, honesty, compassion and toughness.
She is survived by two daughters, Toni (Fran) Facchine and Jody (Steve) Landini; four grandchildren: Angela (Scott) Kelly, Becky (John) Emerick, Fran (Carrie) Facchine and Erin (Joe) Grogan; and five great-grandchildren: Ethan Emerick, Gina and Anna Kelly and Andrew and Nicholas Grogan.
Teresa was the last surviving member of her family's generation and was preceded in death by her siblings: Catherine in infancy, Katherine (Kate) Chatfield; and two brothers, Victor and Nick Costne.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc., 1033 4th Ave., Brockway. A vigil service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Tobias Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Tobias Catholic Church, 1100 Hewitt St., Brockway, PA 15824 or the Brockway Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 222, Brockway, PA 15824.
Online condolences may be made at csfinc.com.
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
(814) 268-2732
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Published in The Courier Express from May 31 to June 1, 2015