Marie E. Novak, 87 of Scottsdale, Arizona , a beloved wife and mother, went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, on January 29, 2019 at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born on July 11, 1931, to Ann and Luke Mezzapesa in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Marie grew up in McKees Rocks surrounded by a large and loving extended family and on May 16, 1953 married the love of her life, Edward Novak and moved to Greentree, Pennsylvania where they raised their three children and faithfully supported their numerous activities. Marie's greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She loved cooking, baking and entertaining; all talents that she inherited from her Italian family. Marie had a deep and devoted love of God and centered her life around her faith. She was an active member of St. Margaret’s Parish in Greentree, Pennsylvania and participated in many church activities. In 2007, Marie and Ed moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to be close to their daughter, Mary Ellen. They soon acclimated to their desert home at Scottsdale House where they made new and loving friends and joined a new parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Marie especially loved socializing with the ladies in her neighborhood community and getting together with the women of Sodality. Marie was loved by everyone that met her. She was always kind and generous and the first to lend a helping hand to those in need. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ed; and is survived by her children, Sue (Mike), Ed (Jodee) and Mary Ellen (Carl); and her grandchildren, Luke (Meg), Emily, Carl (Stephanie), Jenna, and Troy; and great- grandchild, Carl. A visitation will be held on February 8, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Anthony M. Musmanno Funeral Home, 941 McCoy Rd., Kennedy Township, Pennsylvania 15136. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 310 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220. Interment will follow the funeral mass at Resurrection Cemetery, 100 Resurrection Rd., Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Marie Novak to St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, or Hospice of the Valley. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona and Anthony M Musmanno Funeral Home, Kennedy Township, Pennsylvania are both compassionately serving the family.
Hospice of the Valley
1510 E Flower St, Phoenix AZ 85014
St Vincent de Paul Society of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish
310 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15220