Margaret (Mele) Dorich, 90, of North Huntingdon, formerly of New Kensington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. She was born August 8, 1929 in New Kensington to the late Margaret (Torok) and Anthony Mele.
She was a 1947 graduate of Arnold High School in 1947, Allegheny Valley General Hospital as a registered nurse in 1950, Presbyterian Hospital of Anesthesia in 1952, and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California University in 1983.
Marge worked as a nurse anesthetist at Citizen’s General Hospital and for the dentist Doctor Ames in New Kensington before beginning work in 1973 at the Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh. She retired in 1987.
She was a lifelong member of Mt. St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, active in the St. Anthony Guild and served as eucharistic minister. She also volunteered for many years for the People’s Library Book Sale and Greenwald Elementary School. Marge loved music and attending live performances at the Benedum Center where she and her husband were volunteer ushers. She also loved to read and played cards regularly with friends for many years.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Griffith and Monica (Ray) Tietsworth, and 2 grandchildren, Dana Marie (Shawn) Crouse and Brian Tietsworth, and her sister JoAnn Hoagland.
In addition to her parents, Marge was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Andrew Dorich.
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 6 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral liturgy outside of Mass will be held at 1:30 PM. Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. rossgwalker.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Marge’s memory to Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Freeport Rd., New Kensington, PA 15068.
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