Elizabeth D. "Babe" (Connor) Pennesi

January 9, 1929 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 90)
Elizabeth D. “Babe” Pennesi, 90, of New Derry, died July 30, 2019 at UPMC East, Monroeville, PA. She was born January 9, 1929, in New Derry, a daughter of the late Edward and Rose (John) Connor. Babe was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry and the St. Martin Rosary Altar Society. Babe enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at their family camp and trips to Rehoboth Beach. Beside her parents, Babe is preceded in death by her husband Louis J. Pennesi Sr. in 2005; one brother Edward J. Connor Jr.; and one sister Rose Marie Nolan. Babe is survived by her three children Louis J. Pennesi Jr. and wife Robin of New Derry, Lorraine M. Cerilli, and husband Gregory of Greensburg, and John E. Pennesi and wife Cheryl of New Derry; two brothers Louis V. “Vic” Connor and wife Sandy and Donald J. Connor and wife Rosemary both of New Derry; one sister Lois Beatrice of New Derry; eight grandchildren Kristen Gulibon and husband Jim, Nadine Myers, Louie Pennesi, Gina Cerilli, Eric Pennesi and wife Emily, Maria Pospisil and husband Mike, Cody Ishman and wife Angelica, and Jacob Ishman; five great grandchildren Alexis, Jimmy, Levi, Taylor, and Sadie; three sister-in-laws Shirley Connor, Rose DeCario, and Ann Pennesi; one brother-in-law Donald Slezak and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends for Babe’s Life Celebration from 2-8 P.M. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry 724-694-8331. St. Martin Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary 1:30 P.M. Thursday in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry with Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Martin Cemetery, New Derry. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Loyalhanna Care Center, Excela Health Latrobe Hospital and UPMC East. Online condolences may be made at
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