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Mary Denise (Counahan) Leya

August 31, 1937 ~ July 15, 2022 (age 84)





Mary Denise Counahan Leya, age 84 of Shaler Township, on July 15, 2022.

Denise was born and raised in Lawrenceville. She was a devout Irish Catholic whose life centered around her large family. She met her husband on a blind date and the rest is history. They moved out to the “Country”, Shaler Township in the early 60’s and she raised five children as a stay at home mom.She adored all of her grandchildren and will be greatly missed.

Wife of the late Robert A. Leya

Mother of Robert D. (Jennifer), Kevin (Lisa), Shawn (Paula) Leya, Lynn (Doug) Moeller and Colleen (Greg) Barry

Grandmother of Michael, Kara, Nicole (Joe Dolin), Brian, Anna, Shawn, Caelan, Katherine and Phillip

Daughter of the late Daniel and Irene Counahan

Sister of Rita Krepin (the late Ray), Ruth Chavlick (George)and the late Lois Malone (Bill), the late Jeannie Smialek (Stan), the late Catherine Piskurich (Nick), and the late Daniel Counahan.

Visitation Tues. 2-8 PM at Neely Funeral Home 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw.

Funeral Mass Wed. 10 AM at St. Matthew Parish-St.Bonaventure Church, EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH

In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to Catholic Charities, 212 9th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


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July 19, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Neely Funeral Home
2208 Mount Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116

Funeral Mass
July 20, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Bonaventure Church
2001 Mt. Royal Blvd.
Glenshaw, PA 15116


Catholic Charities
212 9th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222

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