Mary Louise (Senn) "Mary Lou" Karnis

Mary Louise (Senn) "Mary Lou" Karnis

February 13, 1927 - April 02, 2022

Mary Louise (Senn) "Mary Lou" Karnis

February 13, 1927 - April 02, 2022


Mary Louise “Mary Lou” (Senn) Karnis, 95, of Beaver Falls, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab.

Born February 13, 1927 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Dorothy Slattery Senn.  Mary Lou was a member of St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church (the former St. Philomena’s) where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Christian Mothers, sang in the choir, was a CCD teacher, and was a past president of the Parent Teacher Guild at St. Philomena’s school.  Mary Lou was a member of the College Hill Women’s Club.  She was an avid gardener and loved flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael R. Karnis.

She is survived by a son, Richard Karnis and his wife Robertina; three daughters, Christine Rittelmann, Janet Berger and her husband David, and Lisa Karnis and her significant other Joseph F. Niglio; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Julia, David, Matthew, Richie, Erin and Jonathan; and seven great-grandchildren, Aiden, Ashton, Brooke, Dominick, Lucca, Michael and Theodore.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 3pm-7pm in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME- 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp.  A rosary will be recited on Thursday at 6:30pm.  On Friday, prayers will be held at the funeral home at 9:30am followed by as mass of Christian burial at 10am at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church- 116 Thorndale Road, Beaver Falls PA 15010.  Fr. Kim Schreck will officiate.

Private interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Mary Lou’s name to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers-P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302.


  • Date & Time: April 07, 2022 (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

Mass of Christian Burial

  • Date & Time: April 08, 2022 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church
  • Location: 116 Thorndale Road Beaver Falls , PA 15010 - (Get Directions)


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  • Venue: Private Venue

Maryknoll Fathers And Brothers

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4 responses to Mary Louise (Senn) "Mary Lou" Karnis

  1. My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother/grandmother/ great grandmother. I worked with Mike for many yrs and had the great pleasure of knowing Mary. She always was a sweet woman!!

  2. JoAnn Keyser says:

    So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences. Sending prayers thoughts and hugs.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss.
    The Guzzetti family

  4. Alyce says:

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