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Mary Ann C. (DeCarbo) Alinsky

1941 ~ 2020 (age 78)

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MaryAnn C. DeCarbo Alinsky, 78, of Pittsburgh passed away the morning of Oct. 11, 2020.
Born on Oct. 16, 1941, in New Castle, she was the daughter of James E. and Marian J. Casbarro DeCarbo.
On Oct. 24, 1980, she married Walter J. Alinsky. He survives.
In her early years, she worked for Joseph's Supermarket. Later, she worked for ALSAC/St Jude's Hospital, Woodville Hospital, and then until her retirement, Mayview State Hospital.
She was a very active member of  Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Basil Church and with their its Mothers group.
She volunteered and fundraised for South Hills Bark for Life and delivered meals for Meals on Wheels.
MaryAnn was known for her baking and her cookie tables at weddings and other events were nothing short of amazing!
She loved spending time with her family and friends. There was never a party, reunion, or holiday that she wasn't a part of!
MaryAnn is survived by her husband, Walt; her brother and sister-in law, Anthony "Bo" and Sandy DeCarbo of New Castle; sister-in-law, Jean Schmidt of West Deer Township; niece and nephews, Natalie DeCarbo (Michael Malley) of New Castle, AJ and Heather DeCarbo of Gibsonia and Lee and Brooke Schmidt of Pittsburgh. She is also survived by her great-nieces and nephews, AJ, Darrek, and Hannah Schmidt, Marin Dolquist and Scarlett DeCarbo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by many dear cousins and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital in Mary Ann's name at

No Visitations.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Basil Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc. 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick.

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Memorial Mass
November 10, 2020

10:30 AM
Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Basil Catholic Church
1735 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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