Carmelia (Camille) Kay

October 27, 2021






Peacefully, surrounded by her family, age 96, on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  Most loving wife of the late Gaza Kay; loving daughter of the late Lena and Charles Arguto; beloved mother of Kathleen (Gregg) Spechtold, Judy (Mark) Kovac, and Mary Beth (Bob) Abraham, also blessed by given daughter Peggy Rutkauskas; especially proud grandmother of Matthew Gallis, Julie (Gordon) Watkins, Justin (Ashley) Kovac, Jonathan Kovac and Jillian Kovac; cherished great grandmother of Olivia and Lukas Watkins and Ellie Kovac.  Camille was preceded in death by her brothers Louis and Charles Arguto and, sadly, by her son Richard Kay and daughters Janice Gallis and Christine Kay.   She is survived by her loving sister and best friend Elsie Ciotti, her special friends at the Sisters of Mercy Convent at Carlow University and also by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Camille was an active member of St. Bede Church for many years as well as a volunteer for over 20 years with Operation Safety Net and The Sisters of Mercy providing food for the homeless.  Her passion was cooking, whether it be making Gigi’s soup for her great grandchildren or a home cooked meal for someone in need.  Camille was a woman of great faith who adored her family and sharing time together.  She will be deeply missed by all the lives she touched.  Friends will be received on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 3 – 7 P.M.  at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.  4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (  Funeral Saturday, October 30, 2021, Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Magdalene Parish, St. Bede Church, 509 S. Dallas Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208 at 10:00 A.M.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, may be made to The Sisters of Mercy, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213 or Operation Safety Net, 903 Watson Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15219. 

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October 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 AM
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc (Centre Avenue, Devonshire Street)

Funeral Service
October 30, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary Magdalene Parish - St. Bede Church
Dallas and Wilkins Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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