Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Marilyn “Dusty” Minnocci, 76

Mrs. Marilyn “Dusty” Minnocci, 76, passed away peacefully in the early mornings of August 9, 2022.  She was surrounded by her family. Dusty was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Dusty was born August 12, 1945 to the late Kathryn “Kappy” Linville and the late Paul “Dwayne” Jessop.

She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963 and earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Geneva College.

In March 1966, she married her high school sweetheart Marty Minnocci.

Some of Dusty’s hobbies were baking and cooking and many can attest to her abilities in the kitchen. She touched the lives of countless students at Riverside Middle School where she taught Science. Dusty loved the ocean and took many trips there with family and friends. She never passed up the opportunity to share her knowledge of Science and she will be missed greatly.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Marty, daughters Karen Lucchesi and Missy Minnocci (Laura Foster), and son Marty (Gabe) Minnocci; five grandchildren Kayla Minnocci, Dominic and John Lucchesi, Luca and Giulia Minnocci, and great-granddaughter Amari Minnocci; sister Donna (David) DeCaria: sister-in-law Elaine McDowell; brother-in-law Sam (Jill) Minnocci, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her adopted father, William Harrison, her sister-in-law Karen Hull, her brother-in-law Rick McDowell, and her in-laws Sam and Alma Minnocci.

A mass of Christian burial for Dusty will be held on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 at the Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Church at 11:00am with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church by 10:50 am to form an honor guard. The Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. has been entrusted with Dusty’s final arrangements.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer Newitt, Pulmonologist at UPMC Presby for her remarkable care and support and all of their friends at the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter for their assistance through her illness.

Memorial contributions in Dusty’s name may be made to the ALS Association Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.


  • Patti Byrne Posted August 10, 2022 11:18 am

    RIP Beach Girl You were one in a million and you are greatly missed. No one will ever be able to take your place. Find us a nice beach in heaven and look for us when we join you one day.

  • Patti Byrne Posted August 10, 2022 12:27 pm

    RIP beach Girl. You’re one in a million and no one can ever take your place. Find us a nice beach in heaven and look for us when it’s our turn to join y

  • Kevin L Hamilton Posted August 10, 2022 2:53 pm

    To the Minnocci family,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Beloved Marilyn!

    Please keep a Faith in God and He will help you along the days ahead and just know that you will see her again someday.

    Kevin L. Hamilton

  • Russ And Sherri Minnocci Posted August 11, 2022 5:27 pm

    We are so sorry for you loss,Dusty was an amazing lady who always went out of her way to make everyone feel at home.It was an honor to have her in our lives, though we never got to spend a lot of time together. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers, May she rest easy and keep watch over all who loved her.

  • JAMES BLANDINE Posted August 11, 2022 10:01 pm

    My name is Jim Blandine. I lived at 74 Pittsburgh Circle growing up and well remember Dusty and her family on Glen Ave. I remember seeing Dusty and Marty at Lincoln HIgh and thought they were a cute couple. I thought Dusty was the prettiest girl with a sweet, warm, great, personality. I remember Dusty’s mom and her sister, Donna. I am saddened to read of Dusty’s death and pray she will quickly be welcomed to be with the Lord. My deepest sympathy, Jim Blandine.

  • Nick Zona Posted August 13, 2022 11:33 am

    Marty and family, I”m very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *