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Catherine M. (Gorsha) Migliozzi

December 3, 1929

October 12, 2020


On Monday, October 12, 2020. Beloved wife of 66 years to Michael Migliozzi, Sr.; loving mother of Michael (Jean), Frank (Christine) Migliozzi and Jo Ann (John) Hoover; sister of Clara Oskin and the late Leonard and Clair Gorsha and Anne McAdams. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, Leighann, Kristen, Jess, Sam, Becca, Julianna, Anthony, Natalie, Sean, and Jon.

Catherine was a retired Para-Professional in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the SZAFRANSKI-EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., where family and friends will be received on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at 101 Third St., Carnegie. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Our Lady of Grace Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Masks are required for both visitation and Funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice. (412)276-1107

Good afternoon everyone,
First and foremost, I want to apologize for not being able to be with you all during this tough and unexpected time. I understand that many of us are having feelings of sorrow or sadness right now due to the untimely passing of someone who shined as a positive light in all of our lives. Although this came in an untimely manner, it gives us all a great opportunity to reflect on the life and distinguished characteristics that made Grandma the prominent figure she was in all of our lives. Grandma was a caring, loving soul who made us all feel appreciated and loved. Some of the most common memories I have of her is calling me, my brother or even sister’s name, telling me I have grown and ‘gotten so big’ since the last time I saw her, and her ranting on about something to a random store employee when we would go out with her. She loved to voice her opinion or even rant on something, and, let me tell you, she did not hold back. For instance, I remember telling her I wanted to be a politician and she would always tell me “oh no Jon why would you want to do that you’re too nice for something like that”. It would always make me laugh because no matter how much I explained my reasons she would shake her head and tell me I was better off doing something else. Another thing I loved about Grandma was her indescribable sense of humor. Most of the time it was by accident it seemed, but it would always have me cracking up at the holiday gatherings or when we would hang out with her. She could make everyone in the room laugh until they cried, and she would just sit there as if she was dead serious about what she said- which she usually was- we just couldn’t take it seriously. All jokes aside, we should all take the time to remember Grandma for the person she was- someone who went out of their way to talk to you, hang out at family gatherings and provide comedic relief, and who was an overall compassionate soul. She lived a long, exciting life filled with loving people, and for that we can all rest knowing she is now at peace.
Jon Hoover

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