Sr. Mary Salvatore Leo, CDP

  • Born: December 4, 1917
  • Died: December 9, 2017
  • Location: McCandless Township, Pennsylvania

Anthony G. Staab Funeral Home

900 Chartiers Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Tel. (412) 921-1705

Tribute & Message From The Family

Having celebrated 100 years of age on Monday, December 4, Sister Mary Salvatore went to her eternal reward on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Sister Mary Salvatore was born in Millvale, and baptized Amelia Carmela at St. Mary's Church in Glenshaw, PA. She entered the Sisters of Divine Providence on August 30, 1936 and made Final Vows on August 15, 1943. For 10 years, Sister Mary Salvatore served as an Elementary teacher at schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She ministered in nursing at St. John's General Hospital and later at Braddock Hospital for over 50 years as nurse, supervisor, instructor and I.V. nurse. Sister Mary Salvatore received her Bachelor's degree in nursing from Duquesne University and her Master's in nursing education from the University of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her parents, Salvatore and Mary Magnelli Leo and siblings: Joseph, Anthony, John, Lillian, Herman, Henry, Robert Leo and Loretta Gilch. Sister Mary Salvatore is survived by nieces and nephews and the Sisters of Divine Providence and their Associates. Visitation will take place at Providence Heights on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday 12-3 p.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30 p.m. in the Mother of Divine Providence Chapel, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sisters of Divine Providence. Arrangements entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC.


Condolence & Memory Journal

,Cassie Davis

Posted by Cassie Davis - Pontiac, MI   January 04, 2018

What a special person. Wonderful nurse and supervisor..she always kept us on our toes while a student at BGH from 1962 thru 1965. She was a friend and always willing to lend a helping hand to all. Especially remember her compassion when I returned to work at BGH while my husband served in Vietnam. We have lost a genuine Angel on earth!

Posted by Louise Mistick Laws - Las Cruces, NM   December 12, 2017

Sr. Mary Salvatore Leo
I remember her, as a student at BGH. A sweet woman, kind, efficient. I was a student nurse there, in 1961-1964. Many fond memories of being a student, and having Sister Salvatore.
Condolences to her family.

Posted by Mary Lou Schultz Haudenshield - McMurray, PA   December 12, 2017

All the nurses at Braddock Hospital could tell you stories of Sister Salvatore saving the day by starting an I.V. so that critical medications could be administered. I have the greatest respect for her in her nursing ability and her devotion to God and our Lord,Jesus. May she rest in the peace of heaven.

Posted by LaVerne Byzek    December 12, 2017

Sr. Salvatore was a great teacher, an excellent nurse, an intelligent woman, and a joyous soul. She was an inspiration showing strength and endurance each and every day. May she Rest In Peace!

Posted by Tina Borgony - Harrison City, PA   December 11, 2017

What a special gift you were to the Braddock Community, but particularly to our Hospital. Your skill as a nurse was outstanding and your response to a life of ministry and service was truly selfless. With grateful hearts, we admire all that you did to care for the sick. You labored long in God's vineyard, and now it is time to take your rest.

Peace and comfort,
Joanne Schleifer
Braddock PA

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2017

Sister Salvatore was my direct Supervisor when I worked Pediatrics at Braddock General Hospital from 1960 to 1963. She was a great mentor. I had the utmost respect for her and her nursing talents.

Posted by Barbara Mazzoni Fallon - Falling Waters, WV   December 11, 2017

I have memories of my great aunt from when I was young at Family Christmas at my Aunt Lil and Loretta's house.
She will be missed.

Posted by Rick Leo - Pittsburgh, PA   December 11, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with
Sister Sal for many years at Braddock General Hospital. She was always a pleasant, kind, thoughtful, helpful and skilled nurse.
she dedicated her life to God and nursing. She always will be regarded as an icon of Braddock General Hospital.

Posted by Christine Mezyk - Pittsburgh, PA   December 11, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. Your family and friends have my deepest condolences.

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2017

Sister Salvatore was the nicest and best nurse I ever worked with. Her IV skills were miraculous. I had to call on her skills when I worked at Braddock General. (1964-1966)
She was a quiet sweet person with a quiet smile

Posted by Monica Shaffer Heckman - Lyman, SC   December 11, 2017