Mildred Linnelli

Obituary of Mildred DeShantz Linnelli

Mildred DeShantz “Millie” Linnelli Formerly of Highland Park on Saturday, May 9, 2020, age 94. Survived by her husband of 70 years, George Linnelli, her children, Frank Linnelli (Donna), Georgina Senger (Harvey), Cynthia Hurley (Robert), and Greg Linnelli (Andrea), her grandchildren, Greg Linnelli (Annie), Frank Linnelli (Julie), Brian Senger (Ginny), Cara Senger, George Hurley (Kathleen), Emma Hurley, Meghan Miller (Andie) and Ashley McClure (Matt), and great-grandchildren, Gianna and Alaria Linnelli, Lucy and Maeve Hurley, Andie and Jude Miller and Greg and Margot McClure. Also survived by her sister Rose Naylor (Jerry), brother Lou DeShantz, Jr. (the late Marilyn) and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Rose DeShantz and her siblings Mary DiVencenzo (the late Carmen), Christina Zack, Dominic DeShantz (the late Toni), and Severo DonGiovanni (survived by Lois.) Millie was born in Bloomfield on November 13, 1925 and graduated from Schenley High School in 1943. Millie loved her working days at Harris Pump and Supply, the Army Map Service and Ken Buick and so enjoyed sharing her stories as a working girl with her family. Homemaking, however, was her fondest career and Millie was devoted to raising her children. She was an active member and volunteer of Sacred Heart Parish and Elementary School. Once her children were grown and George became a General Agent for Allstate, Millie was George’s indispensable right arm in the agency. Millie truly lived her religion and modeled Christianity in every aspect of her life. “Bainey”, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren, loved nothing more than to spend time with her family. She was always looking forward to the next family celebration or holiday so she could prepare by baking dozens of her famous biscotti. And after each one of those family gatherings, with children and grandchildren seated around the dinner table, her loving husband would command our attention and proclaim “Everybody loves Bainey!” No truer words were ever spoken. Due to current restrictions, a private Blessing Service was held at McCabe Bros, Inc. Funeral Home, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside. The family looks forward to a public memorial mass to celebrate Millie’s life at a future date. Condolences may be left at