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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Ann (Walsh) Cahouet

June 7, 2021

Sewickley Heights

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Ann Walsh Cahouet of Sewickley Heights, PA, passed away on June 7, 2021, at the age of 90. Daughter of the late Ann Guest Walsh and Charles H. Walsh of Annapolis, MD. Beloved wife of the late Frank V. Cahouet of Mellon Bank (now, BNY Mellon). She was preceded in death by her brother Semmes Walsh. Survived by her children Ann P. Cahouet, Mary Cahouet-Rotondi (Armando Rotondi), Frank V. Cahouet, Jr. (Pamela), and David R. Cahouet (Katherine), by her six grandchildren, and by her eleven nieces and nephews. Family members, friends, and caregivers knew Mom as pure light. Despite longtime physical challenges, Mom remained the same warm, kind, wise, funny, and appreciative person we had always known. In her gentle way, Mom taught everyone in our family the grace of resilience. Among Mom’s gifts was a musical ear that she revealed at the age of four when she climbed onto her family’s piano bench and offered a perfect rendition of the piece her older brother had been practicing for his lesson. From there, Mom went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Music from Sweet Briar College in VA. Later, as our dad’s career led the family to relocate in various cities, Mom founded volunteer singing groups in each new community. Mom would direct and accompany the groups on piano – often by ear -- and the group members and she would sing at nursing homes and prisons. Another of Mom’s passions was tutoring children in foster and group homes. She bonded with each child and helped them develop skills in reading and math so they could thrive. Most important of all, Mom gave the kids she tutored love and the knowledge that they mattered. Of all Mom’s gifts, her ability to give and receive love and to be fully present to everyone who needed her leave her family, friends, and caregivers immensely proud of her life. Funeral services will be private, and her loved ones look forward to holding a celebration of her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her family invites you to support North Boroughs – Sewickley Area Meals on Wheels or Nazareth Prep’s St. Joseph the Worker Fund at Holy Family Institute in Emsworth.

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Cynthia Cahouet Fulreader

June 10, 2021 7:59 PM

In memory of Mrs. Ann Cahouet, our Aunt Pinky, one of the kindest people I have ever met. She loved her family dearly and helped other families and children as well.
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Cynthia Cahouet Fulreader

June 10, 2021 7:47 PM

Dear wonderful children and grandchildren of Aunt Pinky, my deepest condolences for your loss.  I know she adored being your mother and grandmother.  And to all her nieces and nephews, I know that she loved all of us too.  We were all very blessed by her seemingly innate kindness and sincere affection.  She truly was a remarkable example of those qualities. May she bless us all from her special perch in heaven.  God Bless Her Always and Forever.

Susan and Garry

June 10, 2021 2:17 PM

Dear Manny and Bunny, we are so sorry for your loss.  Your Mother truly was ' pure light'. She touched many souls

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