Alice Ann Novosel

December 5, 1949  -  April 5, 2017


On April 5, 2017, Alice Ann Novosel, 67, of Munhall, passed away surrounded by her loving family. Alice was a very special person whose caring nature was as big as her smile. She always did the little things that would brighten someone’s day or make people feel better about themselves. Alice and her daughter Ellen had a very special relationship, in which they shared their love and their lives, as well as their love of the arts. Alice taught art for 35 years in the Steel Valley School District inspiring many students in all areas of their lives. One former student wrote, “She was truly an amazing woman/friend/teacher to me.”  Her family looked on her as their “rock”, helping and inspiring each of them in many different ways. Later in life, Alice and Tony found true love, married in Belfast, and were “joined at the hip” living a lifetime together in the past 8 years, with Alice becoming the “heart and soul of Tony.”  They combined their love of each other with travel, mainly to Belfast, where she became a much beloved figure prompting one Belfast friend to write, “Such sad news to wake up to here in Belfast. Our city loved her, the people loved her.” Alice also devoted many years volunteering with the Girl Scouts and at St. Vincent de Paul in Monongahela where she was extremely popular. She was also totally committed to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and their great work. Her beloved Husband, Tony Novosel; Daughter, Ellen (James) Richey; Mother, Anne (Michael) Mulheran; Siblings, John (Kathy) Mulheran; Kathleen (Ron) King, Clare (Gary) Torso; Michael Mulheran and Susan (Don) Gruber; and, nieces and nephews survive her and will all miss her greatly. Her two cats, her beloved “boys,” Puga and Felix, also survive her. Her Father, Michael Mulheran preceded her in death. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 15, 2017, 12 - 3 pm at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills, 15236. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 pm in the funeral home following the visitation.  Since Alice loved cats and volunteering, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions be made to either the Western PA Humane Society or St. Vincent de Paul in Monongahela. 


Memorial Visitation

Saturday, April 15, 1-3 PM

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Memorial Service

Saturday, April 15, 3 PM

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Service will be held in the funeral home

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Doug McKinney

My deepest sympathies to Ellen, Tony and the Mulheran family. Alice will surely be missed by everybody she became acquainted with.

 Posted Sat, 04/15/2017 - 3:43pm
Mary B. Mason

Alice came to one of our art day gatherings. She was a very nice lady. My deep thougths and prayers extend to you and your family.

 Posted Wed, 04/12/2017 - 7:32pm
Mary Pat (Manso) Rozgonye

I am so sorry to hear of Alice's passing. She was my high school art teacher. A few years ago I reconnected with her at a craft show which I was participating in. We became friends on Facebook and she was always encouraging and inspiring to me. You have my deepest sympathy. My heart is just aching.

 Posted Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:19pm

Alice will be in my heart always.

 Posted Sun, 04/09/2017 - 7:42pm
The Flaherty Family

Tony, our family sends you our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Alice.
Pat, Sue and Michael Flaherty

 Posted Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:42pm
Carol Lynch

Tony, please accept my sympathy. My heart hurts for you. I will keep you in my thoughts.

 Posted Sat, 04/08/2017 - 6:28pm
Sande Habali

I am saddened to learn today of the passing of a dear friend and former college roommate, Alice. Without her, college certainly would have been boring! All who knew her are blessed to have had such a positive "light" come into our lives. You did so much for us when we were young and continued to do so throughout the years. In fact, you continue to be an inspiration to us all to live life to its fullest.
You are missed, Dear Alice.

 Posted Sat, 04/08/2017 - 4:42pm
Elizabeth Schaffer

Susan and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. It is obvious that her love and life touched many people who knew her. We wish you peace in the difficult days ahead. We are never ready to say goodbye to those we love dearly.
Thinking of you with deepest sympathy <3 Elizabeth and Frank Schaffer

 Posted Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:36am

Although we knew Alice briefly, she was a bright and caring woman. She welcomed us into her home and treated us with love and kindness. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Our sincerest condolences,

Sheena, Ryan & Dan Donovan

 Posted Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:14am
Kathy Bischak

I remember meeting Alice at an art convention with her sister, Clare. She was a lot of fun! Clare , you have my deepest sympathy.

 Posted Fri, 04/07/2017 - 5:12pm
Eugene & Bonnie cottone

Alice always had a friendly smile and greeting, we always cared about her. Are thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Eugene and Bonnie cottone

 Posted Thu, 04/13/2017 - 8:07am

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