Carol Ann Zagula, 73, of Weirton, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019. Born on May 16, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Sigmund and Frances (Wojdyla) Zagula. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Weirton and a graduate of Madonna High School, Class of 1964. Carol worked as an x-ray technician and as an office manager for several medical practices in Weirton until she retired in 2010. In her retirement, Carol traveled extensively and most fondly remembers her trip to Alaska and her visits to Portland and Chicago to visit family. Carol is survived by her two children Thomas V. Lafferty, Jr. (Tracy) of Aurora, IL and Laura (Bill) Cantrell of Camas, WA, two grandchildren Alex and Natalie Lafferty, her sister Leona (Clinton) Hetrick, her nephew Brian (Amy) Hetrick, and her niece Kathy (Paul) Hetrick. Friends will be received on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service at 4pm, at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. Reverend Father Anthony G. Thurston will officiate. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kim Hvizdak and Judy Freeland for all the help and care they provided to Carol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Share tributes and memories at

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Condolences to Laura and Tom enjoyed when your mom would come to the house we sat in the kitchen and just talked.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Carol’s passing. She was a wonderful caring friend to my Mom and Dad and our family. I was so blessed to see her a few months ago and spend some time talking with her. I will miss her sharp wit and no nonsense attitude. My prayers to her family for comfort and peace.

  3. Dear Laura and Tommy, I am so very sorry to learn of your dear mother’s passing. I cannot be there on Saturday , since I am flying to Florida for a planned vacation. I did contribute to save the tigers from Amy Hatfield and myself. Carol was a dear friend will miss her!😢

  4. Laura and Tommy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you upon the passing of your mom. May God grant her soul rest and comfort you in your difficult time. Jim and Anne Paul

  5. My sympathy to Carol*s family. We have been friends for many years & shared the same birthday. We used to go out to eat on our day . but the last few years she was unable to go. We still talked on the phone when she could. RIP Carol you will be missed.

  6. Dear Tommy, Laura & Leona and family, we are deeply saddened by the passing of our life long friend; so many wonderful memories cherished & hold close to our hearts. Rest in Peace sweet Carol, you have earned your angel wings. Our love, Michael & Marlene (Rybka) Runkel

  7. our deepest condolences to tom and laura on the loss of their mother. we remember her as a good neighbor to our mother and mother-in-law marcella grace the many times we traveled to weirton to visit. may she rest in peace, Karen(grace) and husband john dawson

  8. We were neighbors & grew up together playing jacks, author cards, riding bikes, & watching bandstand… Blessings over all of her family… Pam (Mergen) Saunders

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook

  1. Candle Selection 1
  2. Candle Selection 2
  3. Candle Selection 3
  4. Candle Selection 4
  5. Candle Selection 5
  6. Candle Selection 6
  7. Candle Selection 7
  8. Candle Selection 8