Kathleen Ann (O'Rourke) Masolotte

Born: Sat., Feb. 26, 1955
Died: Fri., May 5, 2017


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Wed., May 10, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., May 10, 2017
Location: Quinn Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., May 11, 2017
Location: St. Luke Catholic Church

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Kathleen Ann O’Rourke Masolotte, age 62, of Erie passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at UPMC Hamot following an extended illness with her family at her side. She was born February 26, 1955 in Erie the daughter of the late John “Jack” and Margaret “Peg” Smith O’Rourke.
Kathleen was a graduate of St. Benedict Academy (class of ’73) and Villa Maria College, where she participated in the Erie Diocese Cadet program.
She was an Erie diocesan school teacher for 28 years having taught at St. Luke and St. Patrick grade schools. Kathleen was an active member of St. Luke Catholic church and loved crafting. Because of her involvement in the community and her church, in 1987 Kathleen was made a Lady of St. Patrick, an honor both her parents received. For the past 17 years Kathleen had battled health problems, in particular kidney failure. She had been a juvenile diabetic since age nine. In 2002, she was the gracious recipient of a double organ transplant, and was herself an organ donor upon her passing.
Kathleen is survived by her husband of 36 years, Mark A. Masolotte; a daughter Erin Masolotte and her fiancé, Joel Foessett, Jr. and a son, Ryan Masolotte and his wife, Katie. She is the grandmother of her precious Tessa Margaret Masolotte, and the sister of Michael O’Rourke, all of Erie. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Kathleen lived her life for her family.
Friends are invited to call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. on Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9 PM (Rosary prayer at 8:00 PM) and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Thursday at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Luke Catholic Church, 421 E 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504. Burial will be in Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Luke Education Fund, 425 E.38th St., Erie, PA 16504 or to the Northwestern PA Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation online at jdrf.org.

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Richard & Linda Bowser
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
Our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Zachary Ransom
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017


Masolotte Family may the memories of mama maz and the love of family surround you and give you strength Our deepest condolences The Ransom Family

Michael Adamus
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Mark, my condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Ntungwe Sobe
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017


We'll see you soon Mama Maz, but until then you'll be missed. In ZAX with love Sobe

Chris & Dee Carr
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Prayers for you and your family.

J. Moore/Volunteer
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
To the Family of Kathleen Ann Masolotte,
So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Kathleen. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Kathleen.
(John 11:41-44)

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