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Kathleen Rose (Riley) McGuigan

July 01, 1933 - July 30, 2020

Obituary for Kathleen Rose (Riley) McGuigan

Age 87, of Bethel Park, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, with her family by her side.
She was born to the late Estelle and Patrick Riley in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kathleen graduated from St Raphael High School and Mount Mercy (Carlow) College. She married the late Robert J McGuigan (deceased 2011) in 1957 and moved to the South Hills. Kathleen is survived by her children Nancy (Brad) Miller, Robert (Lolly) McGuigan, Barb (Rob) Kennel, Patrick (Brenda) McGuigan, Kathleen (James Rigdon) McGuigan; her grandchildren Andrew and Danny Kennel and Bobby and Matthew McGuigan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Kathleen enjoyed visits with friends and family, playing games, traveling and even started an acting career late in life that gave her much joy. She enjoyed a rich life filled with laughter, family, faith and friends. Visitation is private. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Germaine Church on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc, 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 . In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Catholic Charities Free Healthcare Center (www.ccpgh.org), 212 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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Will always remember Aunt Kathleen's joyful and happy disposition. A great example to all! May eternal rest grant unto her.
- Tom McGuigan
Aunt Kathleen was such a loving and welcoming woman. She had the patience of a saint to deal with all of us kids at her house every Thanksgiving! She will be missed. Love and peace to all of our cousins.
- Molly McGuigan
What a wonderful woman! I worked with Kathleen at Westinghouse years ago. She took me under her wing and made me feel so comfortable and confident. She was so proud of her family and was always happy to share a story or two. Truly a lovely woman. May Kathleen's family find comfort and consolation and may Kathleen rest in eternal peace.
- Mary Jo Jelinek
Aunt Kathleen was so very warm and welcoming, and had the best laugh! She will be missed. Love to all of you McG's. So very sad I can't be there to celebrate her life. We are thinking of her. I added a picture from our wedding at the Jersey shore. So grateful she was able to be there! Love, Maggie McGuigan Conway, Kevin & Joey Conway
- Maggie
Dear McGuigan Family: I was truly sorry to see that my old friend Kathleen passed. She and I rode to work together for several years and shared many laughs. We also took tap dancing classes together and laughed even more (or were laughed at by other younger classmates)! Kathleen was a wonderful person who was always happy and always wore a smile on her face. We shared Westinghouse stories as well as family stories. God Bless and may she rest in heavenly peace. ~Jan Claherty
- Jan Claherty

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