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Nancy B. (Meleg) Meteney, 87, of Beaver Falls, passed away from this life, Thursday December 28, 2023 in Providence Health Care Center.
Born April 19, 1936 in Beaver Falls, was the daughter of the late Joseph & Elizabeth ( Pascmag) Meleg. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law Diana & James Eaton, Daugherty Twp.; Peggy Glassford, New Brighton; and Amy & Robert Jakovljevic, Chico, CA. Grandsons Paul Tress Jr. and fiancé Marissa; Matthew ( Jennifer) Tress; and Joshua (Katie) Fitzgerald. Granddaughters Katie Fox; Megan Tress; Kylee Hooks: Becca Meteney; Jordyn ( Fitzgerald) Gilbert.. Great grandchildren Makenzie, Rory and Delaney Tress; Gage Greenly; Michael and Remington Fox; Jordan, Joseph and Nathaniel McKenzie-Kirkland; Alexa and Alijah Hooks and Regan Fitzgerald.
A creative and adventurous soul, Nancy was happiest exploring new places. In younger years, on many beautiful days, her daughters remember going for long rides and hearing “let’s see where this road takes us” as she explored the local backroads. She was a regular at AAA, picking up TripTik’s for many longer journies. She navigated her family all the way to California on three separate occasions, and also planned trips closer to home from Canada to Virginia. She was the quintessentional wife and mother. Her home was always decorated for the season, especially Christmas. She enjoyed gardening and every spring the tulips and daffodils would bloom and she would plant pansies, petunias and snapdragons to make her home feel welcoming. As a talented seamstress, she made most of her children’s clothes when they were young. Music was important to her and she played albums often and sang beautifully. She was the president of the Art Club her senior year and her talents were evident by the perfection of “Mama Meteney’s Christmas Cookies” decorated so beautifully you couldn’t decide to eat them or simply admire them.
Later in life, after the loss of her beloved husband, she was back to exploring as her daughter and grandson had moved to California. She whole heartedly looked forward to those trips, arriving once again, with her AAA book in hand. Landmarks, historical sites and museums were on the list as well as her desire to see the best that nature had to offer. Her happy place was the beach and Goat Rock Beach in Jenner California was her favorite. So much so that when it came time to pick her first email address, she chose “goat_rock_ gypsy” for the name. Fit her perfectly. She loved exploring Pittsburgh as well. She was an avid Pirate fan, an interest that started by listening to games on the radio with her father when she was just a little girl. She attended her first game with him at the old Forbes Field and continued attending as recent as two years ago. She also enjoyed annual trips to Phipps Conservatory and The Irish Festival with her best friend. Whip smart with a love of reading, she enjoyed working crossword puzzles as well as building large puzzles. She even found a puzzle app on her phone that she played right up until her last few weeks of life.
Nancy had many grandchildren and great grandchildren that she deeply loved. She requested to see each one the day before her passing and every one of them fulfilled her wish to see them one last time. This brought her many smiles and much peace allowing her to pass away full of joy.
A modest and devoted Christian women, she told us just a few weeks ago that she was ready to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of the former St. Philomena’s Parish where she was a member of the Christian Mothers and currently St. Augustine’s Parish (St. Monica’s Parish).
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald J. Meteney, June 10, 2004 and a sister Marie Randall.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, www.hillandkunselman.com, 3801-4th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Where prayers will be recited Thursday at 9:20 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Augustine’s Parish ( St. Monica’s Parish) 116 Thorndale Drive, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made if desired to Grane Hospice, 260 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
The family would like to acknowledge the superior quality of care given to Nancy by Shar Yaritz, RN and Sarah Eckert, CNA of Grane Hospice. Their kindness and compassion was beyond measure.