Marie Novak, beloved wife and mother, went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, on
January 29,2019. She was born on July 11, 1931, to Ann and Luke Mezzapesa in McKees
Rocks, PA. Marie grew up in McKees Rocks surrounded by a large and loving extended
family. On May 16, 1953, Marie married the love of her life, Edward Novak and moved
to Greentree where they raised their three children and faithfully supported them in their
Mom’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. She loved cooking, baking
and entertaining - all talents that she inherited from her Italian family. Marie had a deep
and devoted love of God and centered her life around her faith. She was an active
member of St. Margaret’s parish in Greentree and participated in many church
organizations and activities including serving as Secretary of the Christians Mothers for
In 2007, Marie and Ed moved to Scottsdale, AZ to be close to their daughter, Mary Ellen.
They soon acclimated to their desert home at Scottsdale House where they made new and
loving friends and joined a new parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Mom especially
loved socializing with the ladies in her neighborhood community and getting together
with the women of Sodality. Mom was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of
knowing her. She was always kind and generous and the first to lend a helping hand to
those in need. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband, Ed, and is survived by her
children, Sue (Mike), Ed (Jodee) and Mary Ellen (Carl) and her grandchildren, Luke
(Meg), Emily, Carl (Stephanie), Jenna, and Troy, and great-grandchild, Carl V.
There will be visitation on February 8, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 at Musmanno Funeral Home,
941 McCoy Rd., Kennedy Twp., PA 15136 and a funeral mass at 10:00 February 9 at St.
Margaret of Scotland Parish (followed by services at Resurrection Cemetery, 100
Resurrection Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108).
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Marie Novak to St.
Vincent de Paul Society of St. Margaret’s of Scotland Parish, 310 Mansfield Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ