Shirley A. (Vito) Mahaffey

April 14, 1940 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 78)

Shirley A. Mahaffey, 78, of Washington passed away Tuesday February 26, 2019 in the Donnell House in Washington, following a brief illness.

She was born April 14, 1940 in Washington a daughter of Joseph and Lucy Franza Vito.

Mrs. Mahaffey was a graduate of Washington High School.  She was a member of Vittoria Lodge in Washington, Washington County Democratic Women, Bronson House Auxiliary, ISDA Alpine Star Lodge #9, and belonged to a card club.

She was employed by Viehman Pharmacy, Brockway Glass Company, Langs Department Store as a fashion consultant for mare than twenty years and the Alpine Club.  She loved every job she ever had and met a lot of wonderful people who are still friends.  She loved cooking, especially for her family around the holidays, and carrying on the traditions of her Italian heritage. 

Her husband Roger Mahaffey preceded her in death.

Surviving are a sister Grace Branczek of Washington and a brother Joseph (Terri) Vito of Stow, OH, and several nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is a brother-in-law Buck Brookman of Washington.

She was preceded in death by a brother Frank Vito, and two sisters Geraldine Brookman and Helen Fonte.  Also deceased are two brothers-in-laws Ed Fonte and John Branczek.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Donnell House in Washington at 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301.

Friends will be received from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday March 3, 2019 in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Avenue in Washington.  A Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home following the visitation at 3:00 on Sunday.  Interment will follow at a later date.

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