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Colleen M. Cavalline

March 5, 1947 — July 15, 2023


Colleen M. Cavalline, 76, passed away peacefully at home on July 15, after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on March 5, 1947, in Ridgway PA, daughter to the late Eila (West) Robinson and Donald J. Robinson. She was assisted in coming into this world by her beloved late grandmother, Ellen Robinson, a retired nurse. 

On June 7, 1980, she married Dave Cavalline. They just recently celebrated their 43rd anniversary. 

Colleen was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, having taught Sunday School there in her younger years, and was a 1965 graduate of Ridgway High School. After working at a few offices in the area, she ended her career with many years in the business office of Elk Regional Hospital. 

Her life centered around her family. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her children and grandchildren, and she loved having travel adventures with her husband, particularly autumn wine trips to the Finger Lakes. She was an avid reader and was proud of having belonged to the Ridgway Library for over fifty years. One of her favorite sayings was, "So many books, so little time." She was also a quilter. In addition to the many quilts in her home, each of her children, grandchildren, and sons-in-law was given a special quilt that she made for them. She loved to take part in many activities, but often preferred to stay in the background, enthusiastically supporting others in the spotlight.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Amy (Milford) Tremel and husband Jeff of Pittsburgh; Laura (Milford) Eagen of Deland, FL; and Tony Cavalline and husband Kyle Webster of Pittsburgh; two granddaughters, Hannah and Julia Tremel; one grandson, Connor Eagen; two sisters, Jeanne Hickey of Ludlow and Anne Robinson of Ridgway, and one brother, Joe Robinson (Marie) of Holtwood PA; as well as an extended family of in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Robinson; a sister in-law, Bonnie Robinson; and two brothers in-law, Scott Hickey and Frank Caggiano.

Funeral Services for Colleen M Cavalline will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church,  215 Cook Ave. Ridgway, PA 15853, with Pastor Erik Hart officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Krise Funeral Home  on Friday, July 21, 2023,  from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM

In lieu of flowers, she requested that any donations be made to the Ridgway Public Library or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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