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Kim Marie (Gennaro) Cecchetti, 65, of New Kensington, passed away, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in her sleep at UPMC Shadyside Hospital after a brief journey with cancer, surrounded by her loved ones. Kim was born Dec. 6, 1957, in Sewickley, the daughter of the late Vincent and Gloria (Pastelak) Gennaro. Kim was a dedicated, diligent and knowledgeable nurse and a full-time mother and wife. She graduated from Ambridge Area High School. Kim was involved in various activities ranging from achieving the Who's Who among her high school peers. Kim was also part of the marching band and proudly achieved the second chair playing the clarinet. After a successful academic and social career at the Ambridge Area High School, Kim then pursued her collegiate studies at Washington & Jefferson of Washington, Pa. Her passion of medicine and learning was strengthened throughout her classes. Kim graduated with a degree in chemistry, then took an associates degree in nursing. After graduation, Kim accepted nursing positions that rewarded her with experience, knowledge and growth. Her natural gift was serving patients, which was exemplified through her patient advocacy and devotion to the field. Kim treated all patients with compassion, respect and empathy, which was acknowledged by her colleagues and fellow doctors. Kim then accepted an RN position, later in her professional career, at the UPMC Cardiology Department in Pittsburgh. She then caught the eye of her future husband, Dr. Alfred A. Cecchetti. This led to several dates led by mutual conversations regarding the medical field, love of Disney's Winnie the Pooh, love of family and life in general. After the two moved to Pittsburgh, they were married Sept. 29, 1990. A year later they welcomed their first son, Aaron, followed by two more sons, Nicky and Matthew Cecchetti. Kim and Dr. Cecchetti then moved towards the New Kensington area and soon thereafter purchased their first family home in the Kiski Area, where they raised their three sons. Kim was a doer and a devoted mother to her sons. She loved being a mother and always pushed her three sons to the best of their abilities. Kim was active at Mount Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Church in New Kensington. Kim volunteered at her sons' schools, club, Boy Scouts, chaperoning several class trips and concerts. Kim absolutely loved the movie Wizard of Oz; her favorite holiday was Christmas. She also enjoyed her nieces and nephews' lives, becoming a Godmother, confirmation sponsor and sharing so many holiday memories, family reunions and family parties. Kim was a sister, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a great-aunt, a niece, a cousin, a daughter-in-law and a daughter. She will always be remembered for her passionate drive, commitment to love and family and love of dogs. Kim is survived by her husband, Dr. Alfred A. Cecchetti, of 32 years; sons, Aaron Cecchetti, Nicholas (Mary) Cecchetti and Matthew Cecchetti; siblings: sister, Toni (Ray) Gennaro Oliver, of Massachusetts, and niece, Jill Oliver; Kim's brother, Brad Gennaro, of South Carolina; mother-in-law, Ida Cecchetti; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond (Linda) Cecchetti, Michael (Debbie) Cecchetti, Jeffrey (Patty) Cecchetti and Daniel (Kelly) Cecchetti; nieces and nephews with families, Rose Cecchetti and family, Erica (Johnnie) Horwatt and family, Raymond Cecchetti II and family, Korina and Giavonna Cecchetti, Amber (Brandon) Widmyer and family, Daneda Cecchetti and family, Dominique (Shawn) Shemenski, Jennifer (Bryan) Whitfield and family, Celina Cecchetti, Aline Cecchetti, Julianna Cecchetti; also, her beloved dog, Toffee. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at which time a service will take place in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner/supervisor. Burial will be private.