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Vivien Hoffmann Urban


Vivien Hoffmann Urban

Vivien Hoffmann Urban died November 16, 2016 in Easton, Maryland. She was 90.

Born on March 5, 1926. In Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late Richard Joseph and Ann Schmidtner Hoffmann. Growing up at 136 Cohassett Street in Mt. Washington, she was the youngest living sister of the late Norma Manion and the late Anita Hoffmann. She was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Parish and School, graduating from St. Mary of the Mount High School in 1944.

Vivien married John Russell Quinn in 1950. They moved to Johnstown, PA where they raised their four children. In August of 1974, Vivien entered into a new marriage with Tadeusz Michael Urban, a marriage that lasted 42 years until Vivien’s death in 2016. Due to Tad’s work, they lived in many places throughout the country. Vivien and Tad lived a full and adventurous life, traveling around the world. Among their favorite places were Hawaii, and Australia.

Vivien was the consummate homemaker, She was an avid reader, a very talented scrapbook maker, a wonderful gardener, and a skilled cook. Vivien’s travels enabled her to have dear friends around the world. Greeting cards and letters were the way Vivien melted away the miles, keeping close in minds and hearts with family and friends.

Vivien’s husband, Tad, recently passed away on July 23, 2023, in Marblehead, MA at the age of 98. It was their desire to have their lives celebrated together with a funeral mass at St Mary of the Mount and internment together at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Vivien is survived by children, John Quinn (Marsha), MaryAnn Quinn, Robin Quinn, Michael Urban (Sandra), Margaret Urban, Raymond Urban (Ann), Richard Urban (Stacey), 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchildren. In addition she was preceded in death by her parents, her son David Brian Quinn, and sisters Norma Manion, and Ruth and Rita Hoffmann. Vivien’s granddaughter Carylle Leonard and her sister, Anita Hoffmann, have passed away since her death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, 2070 Peachtree Court, Suite 101, Atlanta, GA 30341 or

Funeral Mass in Mary, Queen of Peace Parish/St. Mary of the Mount Church on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 10 am. Please meet in the church.  Burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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Funeral Mass
August 12, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Mount Church
403 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Interment following funeral service
August 12, 2023

Queen of Heaven
US 19
McMurray, PA 15317


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