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Judie M. (Everly) Kosisko, 82, of Monarch, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2023 at Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown with her loving family by her side.
She was born February 19, 1941 in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Paul and Nancy (McManus) Everly.
Judie was a graduate of the Uniontown High School. She became employed through the United States Postal Service where she worked as a mail carrier, until she became a grandma and decided to stay home to care for all her grandbabies throughout the years. She cherished spending time and watching all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow over the years. Her family was her life and she made sure they were taken care of.
She was a longtime member of the St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Connellsville.
Judie was lovingly known as the “Mayor of Monarch” and she was a proud ‘patch-hunky’. She hustled to make sure her little patch town and the people of the community were taken care of properly. She was the one who began the original Crime Watch for Monarch so everyone could feel safe and protected. She also went door to door raising money so street lights were eventually placed on every street, she arranged the Monarch Trick-Or-Treating events, and she even collected money every time a Monarch resident passed so the patch could send a sympathy gift to the family. She also served on the Monarch Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her caring for her town, she was involved with the political campaigns of Fayette County, helping those who were running for office and she would volunteer her time to take those from Monarch who couldn’t drive to the polls so they would be able to vote.
Judie was a country and western music fan, her favorite being Trace Adkins. She attended many different country concerts with her daughter, Sharon, over the years.
Judie is survived by her children, Mary Jane Speeney and husband Michael of Adelaide, George Kosisko and wife Lori of Connellsville and Sharon Kosisko of Connellsville; grandchildren, Ashley Shoemaker(Aaron), Erica Speeney (Billy), Julianne Speeney (Nathan), Anthony Speeney, Nicholas Speeney, Kayley Blackstone (Zack), Khira Kosisko (Jessica), Lauren Crouse (Stacey), Meagan Crouse, and Courtney Suranski (Shane); 11 greatgrandchildren; sister, Martha Everly; brother, Jake Everly; her special friend, Jim Slaughter and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Judie was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Kosisko; sister, Thelma McCarney and brothers, Paul Everly, Wendell Everly, and Fritz Everly.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Sunday from Noon – 8pm and on Monday from 11am until 12:30pm when Prayers of Transfer will be held. The Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 1pm in the St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Connellsville. Committal will follow in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville.
Judie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to OSPTA Hospice for their compassion, care, and understanding and to Mt. Macrina and their staff, who were absolutely wonderful with their care and love for Judie over the years.
Your personal written memories and tributes are welcome and encouraged at www.paulgfinkfuneralhome.com.