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Shawna M. (Mechling) Breghenti

February 1, 1984 ~ September 28, 2019 (age 35)

Shawna Marie (Mechling) Breghenti, 35, of Kittanning, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, September 28, 2019 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born February 1, 1984 in Kittanning to Kelly and Sue (Nichols) Mechling.

After graduation from Kittanning High School in 2002, Shawna went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in nursing and became a clinician in the recovery room at St. Margaret’s Hospital. She was loved by her co-workers who became some of her closest friends.

On September 6, 2008 she married her love, Joel Breghenti and they welcomed son’s Jack in 2010 and Luke in 2012. Shawna’s whole world was about her boys. She most enjoyed cheering them on at all of their sporting events. She was an incredible mother and absolutely adored her boys. One of her favorite places to go with her family was the Outer Banks. They shared many fond, fun times there together. Shawna also loved their sweet dog, Charlie and enjoyed snuggling with him.

Shawna remained positive and strong in her faith in the Lord throughout her journey. She often reminded family and friends, “God is good”. She was always such an inspiration to so many yet so humble. Full of kindness and grace, the world was a better place with Shawna in it. Her smile lit up the room and brought joy to all around her.

While we are all going to miss her shining light, we have peace knowing she is healed and dancing in Heaven pain free with Jesus surrounded by her family and her buddy, Uncle “Skinny”.

She is survived by her loving husband, Joel Breghenti and her precious boys Jack and Luke; father and mother Kelly and Sue (Nichols) Mechling of Kittanning; brother Jared (Allison) Mechling of Kittanning; nephew Cayden Mechling; niece Chloe Armstrong; uncle Dirk Mechling; uncle Jack Mechling; Uncle Steve and aunt Danna Mechling; cousins Zak, Max, and Emma Mechling; father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Patty Breghenti; sister-in-law Brandy (Kevin) Fester; nephews, Grayson and Gavin Fester; brother-in-law JP (Joyce) Breghenti; sister-in-law Anna Salsgiver; niece Clara Salsgiver; and best friends Brittany and David Pore and family.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Jack and Connie (Atwood) Mechling; maternal grandparents Hudson and ValGene Nichols; and uncle Doug “Skinny” Mechling.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 30th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning. A viewing at the church will be held Tuesday, October 1st from 10:00am to 11:00am before the service at 11:00am at Kittanning Free Methodist Church, 2339 Freeport Road, Kittanning, with Pastor States officiating.

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