Angela Cantini, 82 of Weirton passed away April 12, 2004 at the Weirton Medical Center. She was born October 22, 1921 in Italy the daughter of the late Michael and Antoinette Perrino Orecchio. Her husband Albert E. Cantini, and brothers Joseph, Anthony and Francis also preceded her. Angela was a homemaker and a member of St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Weirton. She is survived by her sons, David Cantini of Weirton, Donald Cantini and his wife Suzanne of Fernandina Beach, Fl, daughters Carol Cantini of Monroeville, PA and Rita Tuchalski and her husband Walter of Gettysburg, PA, three sisters Mary Fulton of Sun Valley, CA, Rose Barbara and Pauline Majoris both of Weirton, grandchildren Brenda and Shawn Cantini, Brian and David Tuchalski, and great grandchildren Joshua and Jonathan Cantini. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 14, 2004 from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton where a prayer service will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held Friday, 10:00 AM at St Joseph the Worker Church Weirton. Interment will be at St Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions can be made to St Joseph’s Church, 229 California Ave, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with her family at

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  1. Dear Family, Seeing Aunt Angie’s picture again makes the memories start flooding back and the shock of her death even more real. She was always laughing and making us feel so loved by her with the kitchen table filled with food. Aunt Angie never drew attention to herself. Even when she found out about her lung disease, she never complained. Now that she is “making sausages” for Jesus, we know she can hear us and all we have to do is think of her. So Aunt Angie, we love you and miss you but we know that you are much happier where you are. Love, Arnie, Patty & Emma

  2. Cousins: My father called to tell me the sad news of Aunt Angelina’s passing. While we live far away, I will always remember the warmth with which she welcomed our family into your home during our visits from California or New Jersey. I send you my condolences, but also some fond memories of a gracious lady who I will always remember for her kindness. David Dicioccio San Francisco, CA

  3. Dear Rita & Walt, and family, Although this time is one of saddness, we all know that your mother, Angela, was blessed in this life — even to the very last. When Mom called to tell me of the death, I first thought: “It’s Easter — New Life — Resurrection — Alleluia!” Then I thought of how fortunate it was for you all to be with her these past days, not knowing that they would be the last. I just returned from St. Louis and am formulating the possibilites of getting to WV. Even if I am not able to make it in, know that you and your loved ones have my deepest sympathy and prayerful support. Your brother, Stas

  4. Dear Cousins, When my mother called to tell me the news of Aunt Ange’s passing, my mind immediately went back to the Easter Sundays of my childhood in Weirton. To me as a child, Aunt Ange was larger than life. I remember her vitality, her energy, her exhuberance, her honesty, her wit, and especially, her striking dark hair and the bright red lipstick. There was nothing like a hug and a kiss from Aunt Ange. I always had red lip prints on my cheeks. It was good to be loved by her. Thank you, Aunt Ange, for the warm memories. Emily Cantini Medford, Massachusetts

  5. Rita, and family, are prayers are with you at the time of your loss, she will be missed, but she is much safer, and will be watching over you day by day. Memories last a lifetime, Keep her in your heart always. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. God Bless you.

  6. Dear Carol, Rita, Don, David and family. I will always remember your mom with wonderful memories of her kindness and her ability to show love to all. She will be missed. My prayers are with you. Love, Norma

  7. There is no way to express in words what life here will be like without you, but your spirit of love, humor, and honesty will live on forever in my heart. I will never forget you, Aunt Angie. I love you very, very much. Niece Michelle

  8. Dear Carol, Don, David, and Rita, My best memories of West Virginia were of the Easter dinners Aunt Ange would orchestrate for the Cantini families. I cannot tell you enough what an impression her lively and lovely hospitality and never ending courses of dinner had on me. I had never eaten so well for so long while surrounded by so much family. I think over the years I have told over a hundred people stories from those Easter dinners. She was a wonderful woman and her place in heaven awaits her. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known her and be part of her family. Love Evan

  9. Some people in life have the precious gift of knowing what’s important. She was never too busy to give you some love. Every time you’d visit Aunt Angie, this warmth would just be with you long after you left. She had a peace about her despite her challenges. We’ll miss Aunt Angie.

  10. Brenda, I am very sorry about your grandmothers passing. It’s difficult on everyone to lose the matriarch of the family. She looks like the sweet little old italian grandmother. Help your mom take care of your dad. And yourself, Karen

  11. Brenda, I am very sorry about your grandmothers passing. It’s difficult on everyone to lose the matriarch of the family. She looks like the sweet little old italian grandmother. Help your mom take care of your dad. And yourself, Karen

  12. My deepest sympathies to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tricia A. Heisey Belco Community Credit Union Harrisburg, PA (Friend of Walt & Rita)

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Always remember that Jason and I love you and are here for you night and day! Love Always, Veronica and Jason

  14. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones at this difficult time. God Bless With Deepest Sympathies Ronald and Yvonne Myers



  17. Dear Carol, Rita, David, and Don, In my 10-year-old life, my Aunt Ange was the closest I ever came to a movie star, even counting my Debbie Reynolds paperdolls. She had dark, wavy hair, wore bright red lipstick, talked loud, and laughed even louder. She was the glowing queen of a magic kitchen full of pasta, Easter bread, wedding soup, and arguing uncles. Year after year when I entered her kingdom through the back door on California Ave, she would grab me in a hug of laughter, gladness, and love, and she would plant–I swear–a 5-minute-long kiss on my cheek. The bright red lip print that every cousin wore all day (no matter how hard you tried to rub it off) was a medal of love bestowed by her. An Aunt Ange does not come along too often in too many people’s lives. We were blessed to have been part of her family.

  18. The whole family will remember you in our prayers. Bobby sends his love but don’t tell Walt. Sandy, Dave, Arlene, Grace,Troy, Esther, Bobby, Amy, Joe and Madison.

  19. Walt and Rita, Mom may no longer be with you physicaly but all the memories that she left behind allow her to be with you every day. Sweet memories to give you comfort and love. May the LORD wrap His loving and protective arms around you and give you peace.

  20. Dear Don, Suzanne,Dave,Carol and Rita, My deepest sympathy to all. To lose ones Mother is devestating, but Iknow you all have wonderful memories for ever Dorothy

  21. Mom, It’s been 5 years since you answered God’s call home, but your example and memory live on with us everyday. Thank you for the many blessings you and Dad gave us in life, and pray for us until we meet again to “make sausage for Jesus” together in Heaven. With Love, Walt & Rita Tuchalski

  22. You took your last breath 18 years ago today. No more pain. No more gasping for air. There is not one day that goes by that I don’t think of you. How I would love to just pick up the phone and call you again for one of our 2 hour conversations. Most of all, I wish you could see how your grandsons have grown to be wonderful men and husbands. And how you would LOVE Grace Angela! She’s such a precious child. David and Jenny honored you by giving her your name as her middle name. I could just see her standing on a chair next to you making pasta, cookies or whatever. It is my hope that you, Dad and Dave are enjoying the company of angels. I’ve always wondered if you got the chance to “make sausage for Jesus” like you imagined just a short time before you went to see Him. Rest well, Mom, and know that I will love and miss you always. Give Dad and Dave big hugs and kisses from me and tell them I love and miss them, too.😥💔 Rita Cantini Tuchalski Gettysburg, PA

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