Delma Kaye Fuoco
February 24, 1920 ~ March 22, 2008
Delma Kaye Fuoco, 88, loving sister, mother and grandmother, passed away on March 22, 2008, at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia following a lengthy illness. Delma was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Archileti. Her husband, Frank Fuoco, preceded her in death, as well as her brothers, Waldo and Clyde Archileti.
In her early years, Delma worked as a beautician in Steubenville, Ohio. Following her marriage, Delma moved to Morgantown, WV where she was a volunteer at St. Vincent Pallotti Hospital and a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of America. Upon her return to Weirton in 1968, she worked at the Royal Pastry Shops, PS Marketing, and the Millsop Community Center. She was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church and was actively involved in Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America.
Delma will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Delma is survived by her loving sister, Lora Lee Archileti, and her daughters and sons-in law, DelAnn and Greg Barth of Harrisburg, PA, and Francine and Kevin Barr of Richmond, VA. The joys of her life were her grandchildren, Christopher and Erica Barth and Kristen and Natalie Barr. She will be missed by nephews and nieces. Those who knew Delma experienced God's love through her.
Visitation will take place Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Thursday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH.
Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary's Hospital "Nursing Excellence Fund" through the Bon Secours Richmond Healthcare Foundation, 5801 Bremo Road, Richmond, Virginia, 23226.
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
DelAnn and Francine, I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Aunt Del. She was such a beautiful and generous person. I remember how perfectly matched she was with Uncle Frank-two gentle and loving genuine people. It was a blessing to have them as family. I have no doubt that she is reunited with all her loved ones in heaven. Please find solace in John 5:24. Love to both of you and your families. Your cousin, Rich
CINNIE AND FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOM’S PASSING. SHE’S NOW WEARING HER WINGS IN HEAVEN, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. CINDI
Dear Fuoco Family: Your mother was a true gem of a lady. I shall never forget her devotion and presence at daily Mass in the Chapel of St. Paul’s. She would be there early and would set things up. God blessed her with the joys of Easter in taking her to himself at this time. Please know of my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers as you grieve your loss. Sincerely, Stan Tuchalski
Lora, Sorry to learn of the loss of your sister. Treasure the memories . I will always treasure the memories of working with you. I am still teaching swimming after 51 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you . With love, Jerry Hamill
Dear Fuoco Family and Lora, It has been over 50 years since I last saw Delma (she was my god-mother/Elmo was my god-father)~ I can remember how beautiful she was. My mother was Ellen Colette Fletcher. My sister was named (middle name) after Delma, she passed away last November. I remember many good times in Weirton with Delma, Lora,Ella etc. We also made trips to Morgantown to visit her. My memories are still very vivid of your mother and sister, all the visits ~ her wedding etc. My mother loved her. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I live in LA and ck the Herald Star every day and was so sad to read of her passing. Love to you all, Judy Fletcher Hoffman
Dear DelAnn, I am so sorry about your Mother’s passing. She was a very special lady and I remember her smile and charm as if I saw her yesterday. I’ve written a little poem for her. The room was filled with dancing angels and the fragrance of roses in bloom Then the music subsided and the dancers decided to open the silver door Through the door came a beautiful lady, smiling and twirling about As the angels smiled back to each other…they opened their arms to your Mother
Lora, Francine, DelAnn and Family: I am sadden to learn the news of Delma’s passing. I am forever grateful that she was my first “boss” while I worked at the Royal Pastry Bakery. I learned so much from her. She truly looked out for me, my sister and my family (the Donnely Clan). I am so blessed to have been a part of her life! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Love and God Bless!
Del Ann and Francine, We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time. May God Bless you all. Mark & Donna Moore
Aunt Laura, Del Ann,Cinnie, and family: You are loved at this time and celebrated for the joys that your mother brought to those she met, and passed on to her beautiful girls. She was attentive to so many children in her many roles in the community. I shall always remember her smile. Love, Diane
Dear Cinnie and family; I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May God ease your sorrow and fill your heart with warm, wonderful memories of your beloved mother. Sincerely, Judy
Cinnie and Family Our thought and prayers are with you at the loss of your mother. To meet Delma was to be made a part of her family, and we’ll always remember her love and her wit.
Lora, You may not even remember me, but I was Marilyn Stead’s secretary at the Millsop Center and I met you and Delma there. I will always remember what nice ladies you both were to me. I am sorry to hear about Delma’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Dear Delann and Francine, I was thinking about days gone by and put Delann’s name into Google and saw where your Mother had passed on. I am so sorry to hear this. I have such fond memories of spending wonderful evenings at your home on Junior Avenue in Morgantown. Your mom was so easy to talk to and such a pleasant woman. I hope you both are doing well, and my deepest sympathy. Susan Morgan