antoinette m. oliver
Antoinette M. "Toni" Oliver, 80, of Weirton, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at her home. She was born June 17, 1935 in Steubenville, OH, a daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Paladino Oliver. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Vincent and Norman; her sisters, Helen Carpini, Ida Puzzuole and Angeline Welshans, and nephew, Anthony Carpini. Toni graduated from Weir High School and worked at National Steel as an Executive Secretary for the Vice-President of Quality Control. In 1971, she accepted a position as Executive Secretary for the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston. Toni was appointed as the Director of the Paul VI Pastoral Center in October, 1981 by the late Bishop Joseph H. Hodges and served as Director for 20 years until her retirement in 2001. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, the Cursillo Movement and was instrumental in the development of the TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) program for the diocesan youth. Toni was named an affiliate by the Marist Brothers for her close ties and continuous support. Family was the most important part of Toni's life and she leaves a legacy of love, patience, compassion, generosity and a strong Christian Faith. Toni is survived by her sisters Josephine (Sam) Cekinovich and Rose Marie (Allan) Mark; her sister-in-law Frances Oliver all of Weirton and several nieces and nephews. Toni will be missed by her family and friends, as well as those whose lives she touched with her gentle spirit and generosity. In keeping with Toni's wishes, visitation will be 10 AM until the time of her Memorial Mass at 11 AM, Saturday, April 2nd at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton. The Reverend Father Larry Dorsch will officiate. Her cremated remains will be interred in St. Paul Cemetery.

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  1. To Josie, Rosie and Families

    So sorry to hear of Toni\’s passing. She was always pleasant with a smile on her face and ready to lend a hand. I know she will be greatly missed. Please know that even though miles separate us, our arms are around you and comforting you at this very sorrowful time. We will pray for the repose of Toni\’s soul and also prayers for the family.

    God bless you all….We love ya bunches,

  2. Another wonderful Oliver loved and lost. She was such a great lady and cousin of our family. Say hi to my dad, Toni. xo Prayers for the family.

  3. I had the joy of working with Toni at the Paul VI Center in Wheeling back in the 80’s. Wonderful memories!!! Great times!!! We have stayed in touch all through the years. Phone calls often left me with a smile on my face. Toni will be missed. However, she will remain long in my heart as a very dear friend.

  4. I became associated with Toni when I attended Tec #19 in 1971. She was passionate, caring and downright funny. She had a positive influence on many youths. I know she’s resting in peace now.

  5. With deepest sympathy to Toni\’s family. I have known her for a very long time, most of which time I was at Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling. I was a team member for many TECs and I also collaborated with Father DeBias, which meant many contacts with Toni. Through these years, we exchanged Christmas and birthday cards, including the last six years that I have been at Georgetown Visitation in Washington DC. Rest in peace and glory, dear faithful servant!

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.May your memories bring you comfort.Take care and God bless,Carl and Judy Nice and family

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