Anne Nedley, of Forest Hills and formerly of North Braddock, after 105 years of making the world a better place, slipped on her dancing shoes one last time and waltzed peacefully on to the dance floor of Heaven on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Greeting her with outstretched hand is her husband, Harry Nedley, who has waited patiently for 28 years for this reunion. Standing proudly beside them are Anne’s parents, Charlie and Anna Otto.
While she beat the odds in living to 105, her legacy lies in how she lived those years; simply, modestly, selflessly, and filled with love and joy. She brought her dancing shoes to all the weddings, leading the party in the Electric Slide. She enjoyed a drink, especially a Singapore Sling. Anne took up painting at age 65, and proved to be a natural. She traveled in her final years to visit grandkids and attend birthdays and baptisms for great-grandkids. Just last month she traveled to Niagara Falls, just because she could. She said her rosary nightly, loved Cheetos, orange Tic Tacs, and triumphed over the daily crossword puzzle one final time this past Wednesday.
Most memorably, she answered every “I love you” with an immediate and believable “love you more”. She cherished her three daughters and valued time with family above all else. Tasked with stepping in to her dance shoes are her daughters Janice (Dennis) McGlone, Karen (Al) Schollaert and Deb Pollak, her grandchildren, Sean (Mandy) McGlone, Beth (Adam) Kurta, Megan (Don) Seiler, Todd (Nikki) Connelly, Kevin (Ann) McGlone, Colin (Melissa) McGlone and Daniel (Cassandra) McGlone, 21 great-grandchildren, and all other family and friends fortunate enough to have enjoyed her company.
Her presence was much larger than her 4 foot 10 inch stature, as she unassumingly captivated every room. Anne Nedley, also known as Mom, Grandma, Nanny, wasn’t the life of the party; she was THE life, and one most deserving of celebration.
Please join the family in celebration of her life on Sunday from 2-8pm at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, PA 15112, 412-824-8800.
Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Maurice Church on Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Anne will be laid to rest in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.
Because of Anne's special friendship with Fr. Daniel Aboagye of Ghana, memorial donations may be made to his homeland church; payable to St. Maurice Sister Parish and mailed to 17 Woodside Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15221
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