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Leone "Nonie" (Staab) Connolly

February 25, 1929 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 91)


Age 91, passed away the morning of November 19, 2020 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Born February 25, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Herbert and Lillian Staab, stepdaughter of the late Edwin Staab. Beloved wife of Wally Connolly who passed too, in November, 25 years ago.  Loving Mom of Michael (Linda) Connolly, Patrick Connolly and Renie (Jack) Reilly; adored grandmother of  Nicole (Sean), Renee, Michael (Trisha) and Chelsea (Dan); "GG" of Tyler, Ayden, Alyssa, Ben, Danny, Jack and Cate; sister of Mary Kay (the late Jack) Schmidt, Tony (Bonnie) Staab and the late Pete (Janet still surviving) Staab; sister-in-law of the late Melvin (Betty) Conley, Earl (Eleanor) Connolly,  LaVerne (John still surviving) Yorkgitis, Audrey (Bud) Vater, and Bobby Connolly; survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Nonie lived most of her life in Pittsburgh, before moving to Terre Haute, Indiana. She had a long running interest in politics and poetry, Sinatra, and another cup of coffee. She kept her scissors handy as the family barber. She enjoyed gathering with friends through the years, including the “Club Girls” from high school. In earlier years she worked in the first-floor book department of Kaufmann’s in downtown Pittsburgh and remained friends with several there. She had a passion for living, always ready for adventure, even if it was a trip to the local Starbucks. She was fond of seeing her great-grandchildren at play and their accomplishments. She has been remembered as a sweet, funny, and loving lady who saw the sunny side of life and rolled with the punches.

There is no visitation.  A Memorial Service for Nonie will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at a later date.  She will be inurned with her beloved, Wally, where he waits on the hillside for his date to watch the planes that fly low over their heads. In lieu of flowers, perhaps we spread kindness and joy, share laughter and tender hearts in remembering the world as Nonie once loved it.  Arrangements entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC., 900 Chartiers Ave, Pgh, PA 15220.

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