Betty Ann Barnabei, 86, of Weirton passed away at her home on November 1, 2022.
Betty was born on May 1, 1936, in Brunswick, GA, the sixth of seven children born to William and Louise Harrison Haskins.
She grew up in Georgia and graduated from Glynn Academy. While visiting her sister Sara she met Anthony James Barnabei.
Betty and Anthony were married on March 8,1958 and they made their home in Weirton, WV. Anthony and Betty were blessed with four sons and a daughter. Anthony worked at Weirton Steel as a welder and Betty took care of their home. When the kids were older, Betty was a teacher’s aid at Broadview School. She later worked at the Mary H. Library, where she was involved with the Story Hour program. She received her degree in Library Science from Marshall University and worked at Weirton Madonna High School in the Evelina Capito Library.
Betty was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, American Legion Post 10 Auxilliary and the Knights of Columbus 3734 Ladies Auxilliary.
In her free time, she enjoyed making crafts and doing crossword puzzles and going to Mountaineer Casino. She was a talented cook making southern food dishes of fried chicken and pecan pie along with Italian dishes. Her kids had the best of both worlds.
Most of all Betty will be remembered for her caring nature and the love she had for her family.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony James Barnabei on November 10, 2008; and her four sisters, Vivian Hanson, Mildred Pharis, Sara Orecchio and Freddie Bethune.
Betty is survived by her four sons, David, Daniel, Dennis (Jackie) and Dean (Taylor) Barnabei; her daughter, Donna Barnabei; her grandchildren, Brittany Barnabei (Tom), Ashley McDonald (Matt), Amanda Barnabei, Chelsea Rivera (Elvin), Nicholas Barnabei and Brooke Hawthorne; her brother, William “Sonny” Haskins and her sister, Helen Padgett and nieces & nephews.
Friends and family are invited to attend an 11 AM Memorial Mass on Saturday November 26, 2022 at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 224 California Avenue Weirton, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice www.valleyhospice.org
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