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Connie L. Walsh Masian of Hermitage, formerly of Stoneboro, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at home from cancer. She was 64.
Connie was born in Sharon on April 20, 1953 to John D. and Irene Hromyak Walsh.
She met her husband, Richard Dudley Masian, when both worked at the former John Schuster's Steak House, Masury, Ohio. They married on Oct. 4, 1975, at Sacred Heart Church. He died on March 10, 2010.
Connie graduated from Kennedy Christian High School in 1971. She earned her bachelor's degree from Kent State University in 1975 and a master's degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. She was employed as the area director for Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services. She previously worked as a caseworker at Mercer County Children and Youth Services.
She was a member of the Church of the Notre Dame. Connie believed we find what we seek. Look for the good!
Connie's greatest joy was spending time with her family. She is survived by her mother, Irene Walsh of Hermitage; a daughter, Nicole M. Masian of Johnson City, Tenn.; and two sons, Michael D. Masian and Richard J. Masian, both of Virginia.
Also surviving is a sister, Carol and Allan Stott of Maryland; two brothers, Jack and his wife, Diane, Walsh of Wexford and Jim and his wife, Laura, Walsh of Maryland; and a brother-in-law, Ron Masian of Niles, Ohio.
Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Masian; her father, John D. Walsh; her father and mother-in-law, Stanley and Eleanor Masian; and her sister-in-law Patricia M. Masian.
The family wishes to thank her co-workers at CCCAS, the staff at UPMC Horizon Cancer Center and Heartland Hospice.
In honor of her work, memorial contributions may be made to Mercer County Resource Parent Association, 8425 Sharon Mercer Road, Mercer, PA 16137; or the Prince of Peace Center, P.O. Box 89, Farrell, PA 16121; or Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services, 995 Linden Street, Sharon, PA 16146.

MASIAN
Connie L. Walsh, 64, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday (11-18-17) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday (11-20-17) in the Church of the Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan as celebrant.
Published on November 16, 2017
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