Carrie Ann Vinski

December 19, 1968 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 52)


Carrie Ann Vinski, 52, of Ligonier passed away unexpectedly on October 26, 2021 due to heart surgery complications.
Carrie was born on December 19, 1968 in Greensburg. She was a graduate of Hempfield Area high school and a retired US Postal Service Clerk. She was also a riding instructor for the United States Pony Club, where she did many hours of volunteer work.
Carrie devoted her life to the love and passion she had for her horses and her beloved Rottweilers who were truly her four-legged children. Carrie honestly had a huge heart. She was a teacher and a mentor to many young riders throughout the years.
She will be sadly missed by everyone who loves her, especially her devoted Fiancé Colin Tilzey and his children, Bryony and Ben, who she adored. Her loving sister and best friend Paula and Jeffrey whom she loved as a brother, and their children TJ (Champ), Autumn Marie and Mason Seftas, who she couldn’t be more proud of. She was also extremely close friends with John and Debbie McCain, who loved her like a daughter.
She will be sadly missed by Dane, Saber, Ace, Buck, Kiara, Tallia, and Saphira who she has left behind.
She is also survived by her mother Agnes Kochis, a sister Sherri Torrance-Hixon (Bernie), a nephew Jason (Lauren) Torrance, and her niece Julie (Ben) Hafer and their daughter Brooklyn. Along with Aunt Cindy DeCarlo, Aunt Gail Tucholski of Florida, Aunt Rose Kochis, Aunt Elaine (Uncle Joe) Zedek, and numerous cousins.
She is proceeded in death by her father Paul Kochis, and her uncles Ron Kochis, Greg Kochis, and Walt Tucholski.
Friends and family will be received Tuesday from 5-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at10:30am
at St. Michael's  of the Valley Episcopal Church. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery, Boswell.
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