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Kathleen L. Sweeney

June 15, 1942April 11, 2019

Kathleen L. Sweeney of Edgewood passed away peacefully April 11, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center. Kathy was born June 15, 1942 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (McElligott) Gaughan. Survived by her children Tom Sweeney, Katie Gleeson wife of Ruairi, and Patt Sweeney husband of Kerry; five grandchildren Patrick Gleeson, Ronan Gleeson, Lily Gleeson, Maeve Gleeson and Marney Rand-Sweeney; five siblings Robert Gaughan, Martin Gaughan, Mary Gaughan, Susan Gaughan and Pat Russell. Prior to retirement, she was a teacher at the Woodland Hills School District for 24 years. Kathy enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, reading and Pittsburgh sports teams. She was active in her PSEA union and the Democratic party. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilkinsburg Meals on Wheels.


  • Kathleen Gleeson, Daughter
  • Daniel Sweeney, Son
  • Thomas Sweeney, Son
  • Several Grandchildren

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, April 8, 2019

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 15, 2019


Kathleen L. Sweeney

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Carla Santoliquido

April 21, 2019

Kathy, along with Shirley Gallagher, was the best neighbor on Lehigh St. It was always a pleasure to walk past her beautiful yard or share a comment or two with her. She was a wonderful lady and an example of what a good neighborhood should be.
Carla Santoliquido

Tom Sweeney

April 16, 2019

A great mom.

Cathy Raffaele

April 15, 2019

Kathy was a wonderful friend... full of life and laughter. I met Kathy when I joined St. James Church in Wilkinsburg after relocating to Pittsburgh from New York City.

Kathy introduced me to Pittsburgh... theater, museums, parks, the Murals at St. Nicholas Church in Milvale, protesting the closing of Braddock Hospital, a picnic at St. Emma's Monastery, and her friends, Kay and Marge. There were wonderful dinners at her home and fun whenever we were together.

Kathy was there for me when I had to move because my apartment was damaged. She took me around to look at places and was there when I found a new apartment.

Kathy was a good friend!

David Aleva

April 13, 2019

A wonderful lady and dear friend. May she rest in peace.


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