Deanne Kerrigan
1953 - 2020
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Deanne (Mazeika) Kerrigan passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in 1953 to Vincent and Anne Mazeika, in New Kensington. Her grandparents were Lithuanian immigrants. She had a joyful childhood filled with fun, family and music. She experienced adventure: hiking in the Sierra Nevada, canoe and backpack trips with her brother and visits to California and Florida cousins. Deanne graduated from Valley High School in 1971 and later earned a bachelor of arts from California University of Pennsylvania. She taught elementary school in Milford Delaware and enjoyed the sunrises of Slaughter Beach. In Broomall, she met a big smiling Irishman, Terry Kerrigan. They were married in 1985. For many years she worked for Administrative Concepts Inc. In 1988, her son, Pat, was born. Visits to a Tom's River family cottage, the boardwalk at Seaside Heights and the Jersey shore filled many summer weekends. Halloween was always special. Easter and Thanksgiving saw trips to Aunt Mathilda's in New Kensington. She was a loyal and devoted daughter-in-law, stepping up when help was needed. She was a friend to the family cat and bulldog, the rabbits, squirrels and birds knew her for treats. Her quiet ways, thoughtfulness, friendship and laugh will be missed. She is survived by her husband, Terry; son, Pat; brother, Vince Mazeika and his wife, Christina; aunt, Mathilda Milauskas; and brothers-in-law, Tom, Tim, their families and numerous cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Anne. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon with a memorial service at noon Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at D'ANGOLELL MEMORIAL HOME, 2811 W. Chester Pk., Broomall. Streaming of memorial is available on the website: www.danjolell.com. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to American Cancer Society or Humane Society of America.

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Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Jul. 28, 2020.
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July 29, 2020
Deanne's brother, Vince, and I have been friends since the 8th grade back in New Kensington PA, so Deanne was always a part of my interactions with the Mazeika family. I can remember when I would visit their house seeing his very pretty sister with a smile that was so sweet it would light up the room. The world's loss is heaven's gain. Thank you for being part of my growing up years. You will truly be missed.
Wesley Wasylik
Family Friend
July 28, 2020
Losing my only sister is so hard, in part because I've known her ever since she was the infant girl our Mom brought home in January 1953. We shared elementary and high school years, and so many happy hours with our grandparents, countless meals in Mom's kitchen, sunday mass, music lessons and all the small and large events that occur in a sister/brother relationship. I loved her dearly, yet I feel I didn't show it enough. I hope she knows that I did and always will. God bless her gentle soul.
Vince Mazeika
Brother
July 28, 2020
Deanne's quiet and gentle manner will always be remembered...as my own Mother often said "Still waters run deep." And her love/compassion for animals: Early in my relationship with Deanne's brother Vince (he's my husband), she allowed me to bring along my house rabbit while I stayed with her for a few days to find an apartment in Philadelphia. My heart goes out to Terry, Pat and Deanne's extended family members. I know she is surrounded by the Holy Spirit. With love, your sister-in-law
Chris Clark-Mazeika
July 28, 2020
Deanne will be remembered for her quiet, gentle manner and love of animals. Early in my relationship with her brother (Vince is my husband) she let me and my house rabbit (WildBoy) stay at their house for a few days while I was looking for an apartment in Philadelphia. "Still waters run deep" as my dear Mother often said. May you rest in Peace surrounded by the Holy Spirit. Love, your sister-in-law, Chris
Chris Mazeika-Clark
July 28, 2020
Debby and I are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our love and sympathy to you and family.
Tim Burns
Friend
July 28, 2020
Rest in peace my friend. I will miss you dearly. We've had a lot of fun times and talks at the kitchen table. You always called me your 911 I'm sorry I couldn't see you before you left us. I love you
Jeanne McCarthy
Friend
July 27, 2020
You will be missed by family and friends.
Diana Pinchok
Family Friend
July 27, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the (Mazeika) Kerrigan Families for the loss of your loved one, Deanne, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
JW/JKH
July 26, 2020
I guess Dee and I go back about 50 years when she was teaching in Delaware and living on Slaughter Beach. Her house became a refuge for many of us and we enjoyed regular taco dinners. When she left Delaware we became roommates on Sproul Road in Broomall. She had left teaching by then and gone into insurance and I continued in education. I was with her the night she met Terry....and as a bridesmaid at her wedding. Although we had both moved on and I rarely saw her, I always considered Dee a close friend. She was not one to go out and socialize or have lunch, but when I came back to the area, I always made a point to stop in. We lost touch again and I never realized how sick she was. I always remembered her birthday with a card on January 1st. I will certainly miss her and hope that she is at peace...My regards to Pat, Terry and Vince...All my love Arlene
Arlene Otis
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