betty barnabei

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

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  1. Candle Selection 5I will always remember Betty as kind and always laughing. She loved her family. Anytime I see a Mrs.Prindable apple I will think fondly of her. RIP my friend.

  2. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Betty’s sons, daughter and family. Your Mother was a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure of meeting thru the library. My children attended the Story Hour . She was very kind, caring and thoughtful. May God Bless…In Christian Love 🙏🙏🙏

  3. What a great loss. Condolences to her children and family. Betty always had time to chat and catch up with me when she would come into AAA. She spoke fondly of her children/grandchildren and they were her world. Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. I remember the goid times working with Betty at the Mary H.Weir Public Library. She was a wonderful person and always had a smile for everyone!

  5. Candle Selection 3My heartfelt condolences to each family member. Over the years, the few occasions I had to see Betty Ann or talk with her via phone will always hold a special place in my heart. There are very few of us first cousins [7] from our Harrison side of the family living now, having lost her. May the many wonderful memories you all have shared be a comfort as you recall them in the days ahead. May God surround you all and provide added strength, peace and comfort as only He can. ❤🙏

  6. I’m so very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Anytime you saw her, she had a big smile for you. May God bless all you at this time of loss.

  7. To the Barnabei Family,
    Sorry to that your Mom has passed. Sending our love and prayers to all of you. May you have peace of mind that she has moved on to a wonderful place❤️ Toni and Mike

  8. So sorry for your loss, cousins. I still remember her generous supply of whoopie pies!
    May she Rest In Peace and May you find comfort in knowing that.
    Josie Pate

  9. Betty was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I have may fond memories of her during my college years. I always admired her focus on her family. And what a good cook – lucky kids and grandkids! My time spent with her was always uplifting.

    Betty, Requiescat In Pace

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