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Mary Castelli

January 2, 1932 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Mary Castelli Obituary

Mary Angela (Olivo) Castelli

Passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on December 19, 2023. Formerly of Oakmont, Mary lived at Lighthouse Pointe Village at Chapel Harbor.        

She was the wife of the late Henry Castelli, daughter of the late Antonio and Rose Olivo, sister of Pete Olivo and the late Pasquale Olivo.

She is survived by her children, Stephen Castelli, Roseann Castelli, and Elizabeth (Robert) Runser and was the beloved grandmother of Andrew Castelli, Cara (Robert) Garofalo, Samantha (Reece) Martinez, and Alexandra Runser. 

Mary was a devoted advocate of literacy having worked as a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland in the 1950s.  She volunteered as a tutor for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and later served on GPLC’s board of directors.  Mary received the Western Pennsylvania Literacy Professional of the Year Award presented to her by the late Barbara Bush.  She was formerly an active member and served as treasurer of the Oakmont Bocce League which was co-founded by her late husband, Henry.

Mary will be dearly missed by her family and friends who remember her as a kind, gentle, quiet soul.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at English Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139 from 11 AM until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:30 AM. A lunch will follow at 12:45 PM at The Lot, 145 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139 for family and friends who are welcome to join. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations be made in Mary’s name to The Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council of Pittsburgh at https://www.literacypittsburgh.org/charitable-donations.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 27, 2023

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
English Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
378 Maryland Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139

Blessing Service
Wednesday
December 27, 2023

11:30 AM
English Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
378 Maryland Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139

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