JoAnn (Staley) O'Malley of Forest Hills, age 66, after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer on Mon. April 20, 2009.
Loving wife of Marty B. O'Malley for 37 years. Beloved mother of Maureen of NY, Mary Brennan Carey (Brian) of Sewickley, Jack (Allison) of Shadyside and Katie of Forest Hills; grandmother of Bob and Coley Carey; daughter of the late John III "Jack" and the late Josephine Staley; daughter-in-law of the late Mary Brennan and late Patrick O'Malley; sister of John A. Staley IV (Patti) of Point Breeze and Madelon Hoctor (Jim) of NJ; sister-in-law of Cec O'Malley Murphy of O'Hara Twp. and the late Mary O'Malley; aunt of John Staley, V (Karen), Charlie Staley (Alyssa), Jennifer Staley, Maureen Szabo (Miki), Tricia Staley, Susan Staley, Brendan Murphy and Kerry Murphy; Mary Rosania (Ray); Meghan and Molly Hoctor; grand-aunt of John Staley, VI and Julie Staley; Georgia and Mary Evelyn Staley; Mika and Patti Szabo; Dominic Rosania. Niece of Joe Browne (the late Louise) of Morningside.
JoAnn was a graduate of St. Bede Grade School, Sacred Heart High School and the Braddock Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at both Braddock and Mercy Hospitals prior to raising her children. In her later career, she was employed at Health South in Monroeville. JoAnn was a volunteer for Jubilee Kitchen, St. Maurice Parish and Meals on Wheels in Forest Hills.
Friends welcome Wed. 6-8, Thurs. 2-4 & 6-8 at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh. 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maurice Church on Fri. at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Lawrenceville.
Memorial donations may be made to Joseph Kelley Women's Cancer Research and Education Fund, c/o Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC, 300 Halket St., Pgh. 15213 or Gilda's Club, Smallman St., Pgh , PA 15222.