anna pellegrino

Mrs. Anna P. Pellegrino, 98, of Weirton, WV, went home to her eternal resting place on October 9 th ,
2023 with family by her side. Born in Dennison, Ohio on July 23 rd , 1925, Anna was the daughter of the
late Giuseppe and Maria Barnabei.

Anna worked twenty-five years for Weirton Steel as a waitress in their general offices. She was a
prominent and dedicated figure within the St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church where she served in their
Altar Society, Legion of Mary and as a Christian Mother.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Pellegrino, in 1974, and her 6 siblings: Ida Rasicci,
Anthony Barnabei, Angela Gaffoli, Margaret Caralla, Earl Barnabei and Assunta Marchionne.

Preserving her memory with love and complete admiration are many nieces and nephews, including
Godsons Joseph Barnabei and Anthony Gaffoli, and their families. Anna loved celebrating holidays,
gambling at Mountaineer Casino and playing cards surrounded by family and friends. She was known
for her love of God, talkative nature, the many stories she shared, her generous heart, her love for
gardening and the Italian cookies she baked.

Anna wished that her life be celebrated and not mourned. Visitation will be held on Friday, October
13th from 4-7 p.m. at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 14 th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic
Church, 140 Walnut Street. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church and Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150,
Rayland, OH 43943.

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Visitation: October 13, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Mass of Christian Burial: October 14, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church
Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

304 748 6710

Cemetery: October 14, 2023 11:30 am

Saint Paul Cemetery
24th Street
Weirton, WV 26062

304 723 0622


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Anna Placidina Pellegrino 's name.

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church

140 Walnut Street




Valley Hospice

10686 State Route 150



877 467 7423

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  1. Joe and family, your Zizi was the most loving person I have ever met. She changed my life just by knowing her. Her mansion in heaven is probably next to that of Jesus Himself. You and family will be in my prayers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. Candle Selection 2Dear Joe, Theresa, and Charlotte and family,
    So sorry to hear about Annie’s passing. I was just thinking about her. It was a pleasure to have known her. Our condolences. Jody and George Gerbo

  3. I remember like it was yesterday, Aunt Anna holding my hand, cooking great Italian dishes and her cookies, you are home now! Love you always Linda Pellegrino

  4. Candle Selection 8From the day I met Anna she had a special place in my heart,she was more like my grandma, the sweetest person she would tell me old stories and we would laugh she even told me about her mom buying her beautiful wedding dress and picking it out for her.. she would always tell me she loved me… and offer me cookies
    She was just so special me I will always remember her as my grandma
    Fly high Anna spread your Angel Wings all around
    I love you Anna forever

  5. My Dearest Anna. I’m so blessed to spend time with you and take care of you in your home as your care giver. We had so many blessed shared conversations, memories recipes you taught me. You were like a mother to me. I called you Ma Ma you called me your daughter. You were so full of life, love, compassion. I’m missing you so much.
    I remember our last words to each other that you and I cherish. I hold you close in my heart and dear to my heart. I love you Ma Ma Anna. RIP now. Always yours Rebecca.

  6. Candle Selection 1Anna was such a blessing to all in life. I remember her beautiful and gifted ways in being a comfort to many who lost loved ones at St. Paul’s during the years of 1990-93 when I facilitated the Grief Ministy. In those years St. Paul’s was having over one hundered funerals a year. Anna would call the family six months after their loss to reassure them of the support and prayers of the people of St. Paul’s and to listen to the outpouring a grief shared by the love ones who remained. She always did it with a smile on her face and a prayer in her big heart. God certainly has a new Saint in Heaven — St. Anna Barnabei-Pellegrino!

  7. To the Family of Anna. Anna, was one of my mother’s (Antonina DeBenedictis Puliti) dearest friends since childhood. They never lost touch. After my mom passed, I made it a point to keep in touch with her. Will remember with love our lengthy telephone calls. She was always upbeat and pleasant. Truly a joy. She will be missed.

    Take comfort in knowing she’s in God’s care and resting in peace.

    Will hold dear the memories of her whenever we visited Zia Dalina Angelini in Weirton and of her trips to Atlantic City. Will remember her petite smiling face. Prayers will continue for her and her family just as she continued praying for my deceased parents. She was one of a kind.

    Our deepest condolences to your family.

    Sincerely, Maria Puliti Cronin (and Don) 3 Highland Avenue, Long Valley, NJ 07853

  8. Candle Selection 1I will always have very fond memories of Zia Annie since my childhood days. Zia Margarita and Zia Annie were closely knit. Zia Annie never forgot anyone’s birthdays, graduations, etc. She had an unbelievable memory and a genuine sweetness about her. She was so easy to converse with. She always greeted everyone with an amazing and unforgettable smile. She is truly an angel in heaven now.

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