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Juliana (Santoro) Kelly

July 1, 1929 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

JULIANA (SANTORO) KELLY, age 91, of Pittsburgh, died peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  Born on July 1, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Gilda Santoro.  Juli graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree as a dental hygienist, and she worked for many years in the South Hills.  She enjoyed painting, playing cards, knitting and writing and, in fact, authored the book "Cover Your Mouth and Turn Your Head" decades before the pandemic.  Juli was a loving wife, mother and loyal friend.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, Tom "TK" Kelly.  She will be remembered for the beautiful music she shared with residents of her community and with the congregation of her beloved Christ United Methodist Church.  Juliana is survived by her five children, Julie Doerr of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bridget Kelly (Bill Cayton) of Chesapeake, Virginia, Jeffrey Doerr of Pittsburgh, Tom Kelly of Pittsburgh, and Mike (Kim) Kelly of Chesterfield, New Jersey.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, Emily Cayton, Megan Kelly, Amanda Kelly, Jessica Woodrick and Shannon Kelly, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A Committal at Christ United Methodist Church will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home, 412-561-0380; www.deborfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

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