Deborah Carmella Alesse (Carretta), age 59 of Upper St.Clair, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon after a courageous, six-year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by beloved and devoted husband of 35 years, Joseph; daughters, Lauren (Carl) Clark, Dr. Amber (Dr. Chris) Threadgill, and Shannon (Erich) Scheller; parents, Alphonse and Audrey Carretta; and brother, Daniel Carretta.
Deb enjoyed traveling with her husband and went on two trips to Europe. She also loved cooking, reading, sewing, crafts, gardening, and home projects, as well as spending time with her family. Walking in South Park with her dog, Mackenzie, was one of her favorite pastimes. She was a parishioner of St. Louise de Marillac Church. A cherished mother, wife, and daughter, she will never be forgotten for her selflessness, kindness to others, and devotion to her family.
Friends will be received on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM at Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 126 Fort Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Private burial will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Western PA 1101 Western Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or The American Cancer Society 320 Bilmar Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205