carolyn herron
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Carolyn Lucille Herron (nee Castelli), beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and daughter, passed away suddenly at the age of 73 years in her Gallup, N.M. home. Carolyn was a long-time Weirton resident, passionate Steelers fan, and committed community member with an endless well of energy, joy, and laughter that she shared widely and openly without reservation. Born July 15, 1943 in Steubenville, O.H. to the late Romano and Emily Filesi Castelli, Carolyn graduated from Weirton Madonna High School in 1961 before attending Potomac State. She returned to Weirton to join the family business, Weir Cove Moving and Storage, where she served as Secretary Treasurer until her retirement in 2002. Carolyn's curiosity drew her to the New Mexican desert in 2007 where she continued be a force of kindness and warmth until her passing. As the Native American proverb says, "We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." The tracks left on the hearts of all those who knew Carolyn were immeasurable and profound. Carolyn's incredible spirit and generosity will be eternally remembered by her children, Susan (Denny) Adkinson, Michael (Lisa) Herron, and Matthew (Lilly) Herron; her four grandchildren, Samantha and Vince Pizzoferrato, and Kennedy and Riley Herron; and her brothers Romie (Kathy) Castelli and John (Penny) Castelli. Carolyn will be forever loved by her numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Thomas Herron, of New Cumberland, W.V. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Memorial donations in memory of Carolyn may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and the American Cancer Society. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Castelli family. So sorry for your loss. I was shocked by the news. God bless you all. Max and judy

  2. Henry & I are so sorry for your loss. We have know Carolyn & her family since her son Matt and my son Michael went to school boy scouts. We have loved the family very much and she will be missed. RIP Carolyn. God Bless the family Love to all

  3. My Deepest Sympathy . I remember Carolyn fondly. She was always a warm and pleasant lady with a beautiful smile.

  4. Romie and John sorry for loss,I knew and work with Carolyn for 35 years what a great person,she will be miss,what a great smile I will always remember her great smile,will always be in our prayers

  5. Deepest sympathy to the Castelli Family. Always remember her smiling every time we met. God bless.

  6. To all the Castelli Family. I was socked to hear the news of Carolyns passing. You have my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Romie and the entire Castelli family, So very sorry to hear of the passing of Carolyn. One of the nicest and sweetest ladies to ever walk the earth. She had an amazing way to make you laugh at yourself or at her, no matter what your mood. I consider myself privileged to have known her. Again, very sorry for your loss.

  8. When Carolyn Costelli married my brother, Tom Herron, she brought with her good food, a love of life, the closeness of family and Romi’s homemade red wine. Granted, the wine may not have been prize-winning, but it was still an upgrade from the Herron family’s Mogen David (special occasions only…). Carolyn will be remembered for her kindness to others, especially to my aging parents after the devastating loss of their son. We are grateful that she had the fulfilling years in New Mexico, which had been close to her heart for so long. My children and I and the extended Herron family extend our condolences.

  9. Our deepest condolences to the Castelli families, our prayers to all of you, on the loss of you dear,, sweet sister, we also extend our sympathy to her loving children, with love, Judy, Ron and Alexis

  10. Our condolences to the Castelli and Herron families! I had the privilege of knowing Carolyn as she visited us and lived near-by in New Mexico. We pray for her and her families.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about Carolyn’s passing. She volunteered at St. Francis School several years ago and was always so kind when I would see her around town. I’m glad to have known her. She made my life richer. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  12. Dear Romie, John and family, Donna and I extend our deepest sympathies and offer our condolences.

  13. Romie, John & family, I’m so very sorry to read of your sister’s passing. May God be with you all during your time of sorrow

  14. Carolyn will be remembered as a very pleasant -nice person ! Sympathy and prayers to all her loved ones for their loss ! With love

  15. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Carolyn. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. So sorry & surprised to read of your sisters passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and all her family.

  17. The world has lost a wonderful person who was happy in life and loved where she was and what she was doing. My deepest sympathy to the Castelli and Herron Families. Rest in Peace Carolyn.

  18. Dear Tomie and Johnnie Carolyn and I shared the same birthday, and she gave me a soapstone Eskimo in a canoe and I often look at that because I still have it,and think of her. She was such a sweet person and always kind and always had words of wisdom and we shared a lot of laughter when I worked with you guys. Your whole family is just really special. Sorry for your loss and just know that I have wonderful memories of all of you Costelli’s

  19. Romie, John, and all of the families. We are so sorry to hear about Carolyn. I will always remember all of the years that I worked with her. Our Sympathy and prayers to all of the family for your loss.

  20. Romie,John and family, So sorry for your loss, Our hearts are filled with sorrow. Prayers are with the family.

  21. Dear Family , I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Carolyn was an awesome woman. I will always remember her and her kindness. Sincerely, Katy (oyster) Bryan

  22. Dear Children and Family of Carolyn, I read about your loss and wanted to share my condolence to all of you. May your many memories fill your hearts with the comfort of our great God of comfort and hearer of prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 65:2

  23. Romie and John Castelli, Mike Herron and Matt Herron and Susan I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a special lady, always giving of her time to help make others feel good. I always called her on her birthday and she would tell me how old she was and how good she felt for her age. I will miss her as I already do. Please accept my sympathy and condolences. Knowing her made the world a better place for me. She was like an older sister. RIP Carolyn. God has another angel in his flock.

  24. I am so sorry for your loss, it is beyond me, remember the times you had, for that is all you will have..Rest in Peace

  25. Dear Matt & Lilly, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of your mother. Loving memories of you and your mom will bring you heartfelt warmth in times of need. I wish you and your family sincere peace.

  26. Bill and I wish to offer our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. We send our sympathies to Carolyn’s family and friends on the great loss of a special person. When Mike married our daughter Lisa we were happy to meet and enjoy the Herron and Castelli clans. We admired and loved Carolyn for her spirit and her caring for others. She will be very missed.

  28. Sorry for your loss. Romie and Johnny sorry for the loss of your sister! She was such a good woman. and the Castelle family were great neighbors and friends. Our prayers and sympathys are with you from the Joe Veltri Family.

  29. Matt, Your mom was a beautiful woman inside and out. I have such fond memories of her. My sympathies are with you and your family. I wish I could send my condolences in person, but my prayers will be with you. May your mother rest in peace.

  30. Dear sweet Carolyn, I remember you as a classmate in elementary school. Peace and love to you.

  31. I’m so sorry for your loss, carolyn was the sweetest woman ,she was my boss n also a dear friend she will be missed more than Many will ever know , iam so glad that she had many good years Retired n new mexico RIP beautiful lady njoy your time exploring heaven with Tom.peace n love to the family.

  32. I am so sorry to hear of our Friend Carolyn’s passing.. We had just seen her a few days before at one of the local stores, and she asked us if we had been Ballooning? We took her on her First Hot Air Balloon Ride and she was hooked.. I cannot count the number of times she met us out at Red Rock State Park to help crew…. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY PEOPLE HERE IN GALLUP…. She was such a sweet person… Our condolences to all her Family and Friends…

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