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Mary (Comstock) Branish
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  • Bishop Canevin High School
    2700 Morange Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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“I am so sorry to see that your mother passed away while the Cygrymus' were on vacation (Lake Erie, no doubt looking at the sunset!) I have the...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Beth Cygrymus Kassalen - PA

“Mary Beth, John, Susie, Michelle --My sympathy to all of you and your families.I was saddened to hear of your Mom's passing...such a sweet and...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Maria Sembrat - Greentree

“Mary was my social studies teacher at Canevin. She was a wonderful person and a great teacher. Please accept my sincerest condolences. ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: John Lipchik - Pittsburgh, PA

“Michelle,Tony and family,very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful teacher who always greeted us with a smile and hello at...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: bob palmosina - pgh, PA

“I am so sad to hear Mrs. Branish passed away. She was always so kind to me as I grew up in the neighborhood. Remembering her laughing brings a tear...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Kevin Sembrat - Long Valley, NJ

“A beautiful picture of a very beautiful person.May she Rest In Peace ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Clare Mazzarini - Mcmurray, PA

“Bob and I were so sorry to hear that Mary had passed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.Bob and Denise ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Denise Smariga - Frederick, MD

“May God bless all the family, friends and relatives of devoted Mother of Marybeth, Johnnie, Susie, and Michelle....she gave so much love,and such an...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Santavy - Greensburg, PA

“John, bless you and your family, she must have been a wonderful mother and you were blessed to have her for so long.Chap ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: DAVID CHAPPEL - pittsburgh, PA

“What a thoughtful, kind and wonderful lady. She will be dearly missed. Mrs. B taught me in high school and her positive messaging stays with me to...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Brian Grunebach - Pittsburgh, PA

“Mary was one of the finest people I have known and it was a privilege to have taught with her at Canevin. She blessed so many students' and teachers...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Tom Kennedy

“To Michelle and the entire Branish family.Our sincere sympathy to you and the family. We have only the best memories of your mother. She was one of...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Please except my condolences on the death of your loved one. PJJ. ”
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15 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Mary's laugh and infectious laugh is one of the best memories I will keep. I will keep all of you in my prayers . Mary was a wonderful sister,...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Thomas - Wenatchee, WA

“My sincere condolences to the Branish family for your loss. May the God who "binds up the broken-hearted" and "comforts all who mourn",sustain you...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Gwen

“Dear Branish Family - Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family and extended family. Your mom was such a wonderful person and we feel...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in Peace, Mrs. Branish.Canevin Class of 1977 ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Bridget (O'Toole) Praskovich - PA

“Sending condolences to all the family. Saying goodbye to someone you have known and loved for you entire life is so painful, but the good memories...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Katy Smariga Johnson - Chester, MD

“Aunt Mary was one of the strongest and loving woman that I had ever known. You would never know if she was having a bad day or not , that just the...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Kind thoughts are with the family in your time of grief. May fond memories comfort you during these difficult days. Psalms 9: 9, 10 ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Michelle,Tony, and Jones, Quinlan families and Johnny,We grieve with you at the passing of your dear mom. I feel blessed to have known her as my...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Janet Mazzarini-Lawson - Family

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mom/grandma --she was a classy lady who touched many lives. Find peace knowing she's with our Lord. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Merita Smith - Pittsburgh, PA

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mom/grandma --she was a classy lady who touched many lives. Find peace knowing she's with our Lord. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Merita Smith and family - PA

“God bless her. You all have my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Brother Jim Moore - Silver Spring, MD

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Barbara Hunter - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Michelle, Tony and entire Branish/Mazzarini family...May your mom/grandmother, rest in eternal peace with God and the Angels. We are sending...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Palladino - Hudson, FL


Of Scott Township, passed away peacefully susrrounded by loved ones on July 23, 2017, at the age of 80. Mary has joined her beloved husband, John, in heaven, and will be dearly missed by her children, Mary Beth (Bruce) Jones, John Branish, Susan (Courtney) Quinlan, and Michelle (Tony) Mazzarini; her grandchildren Lindsay and Zach Jones, Cara, Alyssa, AJ and Amanda Mazzarini, and Conor, Molly, Shane and Casey Quinlan; and her extended family and friends. Mary was a lifelong parishioner at Our Lady of Grace parish and a loving teacher at Bishop Canevin High School for thirty years ('69-'99). Mary cherished her friends, and loved her OLG Gems Bowling league and card clubs. Mary was happiest at her cottage in Westfield New York, surrounded by family and friends, watching the sun set over Lake Erie and Old Glory wave in the distance.