Rudolph “Rudy” F. Smoley, New Castle, PA

J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

March 2, 2021

Rudolph “Rudy” F. Smoley, New Castle, Pennsylvania-obit
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NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Rudolph “Rudy” F. Smoley died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in UPMC Jameson Care Facility, New Castle, Pennsylvania. 

Rudy was born March 13, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the only son of Rudolph F. and Anna C. (Harty) Smoley and the grandson of the late Frank and Mary Smoley and Thomas and Catherine Harty.

Raised in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, he attended the former St. Joseph Parochial Grade School and St. Luke Catholic High School. He then matriculated to Glastonbury Monastery, Hingham Massachusetts, prior to studying at St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, Kentucky. Rudy completed his formation at St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Rudy was ordained to the Diocesan Priesthood May 10, 1969, by Cardinal John J. Wright at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rudy served at various parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh as a Parochial Vicar and lastly, pastored at Our Lady of Lourdes, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie, Pennsylvania and finally, St. Michael’s, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, from which he retired.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to St. Vincent Seminary, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690 for the future Education of Priests for the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Calling hours will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021 in Leo J. Henney Funeral Home, 323 Second Avenue, Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 330 Third Avenue, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, with Most Rev. David A. Zubik, as celebrant.

Internment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Scott Township, Pennsylvania.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.


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