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Melissa (Vitale) Edmonds

September 4, 1958 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Melissa (Vitale) Edmonds, 64 of Bradenville, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at West Penn Hospital.  Melissa was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, aunt, great aunt, and dear friend.  She was a kind, generous person and will be missed by many.  
Born on September 4, 1958, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Helen (Krinock) and Anselmo Vitale.  She graduated from Derry Area High School in 1977.   Melissa was dedicated to serving others with an infectious smile while waitressing at Pizza Hut (Latrobe), Catfish Charlies (Phoenix), Sundial Café and Alberto Ristorante (Carefree, AZ).  She worked compassionately for the last few years at Passavant Memorial Homes (Bradenville).  She was a volunteer at Derry Pool and a member of St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Derry.  
Melissa happily lived in Cave Creek, Arizona for 30 years.  She treasured her time with her 2 labs, Lars and Seal.  Melissa enjoyed family events, holiday gatherings, and concerts.  She spent her free time shopping, gambling, singing in the church choir, sitting on her front porch and getting together with friends.  On most of these occasions, you could find her with a cup of coffee in hand.
Melissa is survived by her best friend and partner, Steve Edmonds.  She was a wonderful sister to: Denise McGill and husband Stephen of Coraopolis, Selma Patterson and husband James of Derry, and Nicole Smith and husband Chris of Wexford.  She was loved by her nieces and nephews: Tanya, John, David, Sarah, Rachel, Jessica, Matthew, Austin, and Owen.  Melissa was a caring Godmother to David McGill and Owen Smith.  She is also fondly remembered by special cousins, numerous friends, and cherished relatives.
Family and friends will be received from 3 to 7 pm on Friday, August 25 at McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W 3rd Ave, Derry.  The Altar Rosary Society will be saying the Rosary at 2:30, in the funeral home.  
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10am at St Joseph's, Derry, with Father Salvatore Lamendola.  Interment will be held at a future date, in St Rose Cemetery, Derry Township.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Saint Joseph's Church, 311 S. Ligonier Street, Derry, PA 15627, or Passavant Memorial Homes, Family of Services 100 Passavant Way Pittsburgh PA 15238.
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