domenic catignani
Domenic J. Catignani, 78, of Weirton died Wednesday January 3, 2007, at the Acuity Specialty Hospital in Steubenville, OH. Domenic was born on October 25, 1928 in Fagnano Alto L’Aquila , Italy, the son of the late August and Adelina M. DiPasquale Catignani. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Hugo Catignani. Domenic retired as a foreman with National Steel after 32 years. He also owned and raised standard bred horses that raced at the Meadows Race Track in Pennsylvania. He was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus 3734; Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, and the United States Trotting Association. Domenic is survived by his wife of 58 years, Minnie Barbati Catignani, whom he married on September 4, 1948; his two sons, Domenic J. Catton of Dubois, PA, Dean A. and Marci Catignani of Toledo, OH; his daughter, Maria A Catignani and her husband Jeffrey J. Sayre of New Manchester, WV; his brother, Pat H. Catignani of Bowie, MD, and his nine grandchildren, Pia, Grant, Ryan, Cory, Marisa, Mia, Hillary, Abigail, and J. Addison. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 1PM Saturday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Entombment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church Memorial Fund. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’m so sorry to hear about your loss. If you need anything at all please contact Mary Torchio and both of us will help in any way. Our thaughts and Prayers are with you. Shari (aucity hospital medical records department)

  2. Mrs. Catignani, Maria, Mia & entire family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunatly, I know what you are going thru. I hope that can have peace in you heart knowing what a wonderful husband/dad you had all these years. God be with you all.

  3. Dear Mrs.Catignani,Dom, Dino, and Maria, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. He was a real nice man who always had the time to say hi and chat. I know how difficult this time will be but please know that your family will be in our prayers. Take care and God bless you all.


  5. Dom and Dino, I was sad to see that your dad had joined my father, John, in passing on. Their deaths, and the deaths of many of their time, is a reminder for me of a time long ago when we were young and carefree. I think of those men and that time fondly..hopefully you do too. Their lives were so interwined in the sweat and grim of the mason gang ,the whole Weirton ethnic millieu, and the drive to improve the lives of their families. Your dad was a good, good man…take pride in that. He was also so kind and protective of me when I worked at WSX. I wish you well in carrying on his torch in life. Kevin D. DeFebbo Bowling Green, KY

  6. Minnie & family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Domenic to our Heavenly Father. May God grant him Eternal Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Delores

  7. Mrs. Catignani and family, Our sympathy and prayers are with you upon the death of Mr. C. I have fond memories of him, especially when I used to borrow the church tractor to cut the practice field and I’d always mess something up, which he would fix. A good man, husband, and father. Our love and prayers, Jim, Anne, Nicole and Jennifer Paul

  8. Dino and Family: I am very sorry about the recent loss of your father, Domenic. I hope that treasured memories may help to salve your pain. David/Opie

  9. Dear Dino and Family; I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He will be in my proyers. Gary

  10. Dear Minnie, Dom, Dino, and Maria, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Dominic has left behind a lifetime of beautiful memories you will cherish forever.

  11. Dearest Minnie, My deepest condolences to you and your family. My husband passed away last April and, like Dominic, he lived life to the fullest. May you, too, find comfort in precious memories in the days ahead. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Dear Minnie and Family: I’m so sorry to hear of Dom’s passing. I missed it in the paper and found out at Mass Sunday. Dom was such a gentle man, filled with positive energy, quiet strength and selfless humor. His love for family and friends, and horses, was apparent to all who knew him.

  13. Dino: Please accept my prayers for you and your family. The years pass, but memories of friendships stay with us forever. I am sure that your Dad was very proud of you and your accomplishments. God bless you…. Sincerely, Bubba

  14. Minnie & Family, I’m so sorry for the loss of a great man. I can remember he would take me to see the horses during the summers I spent next door on old florida ave and play with me, Pia and Grant in the backyard. He will be greatly missed and constantly thought about. Love, Billy

  15. Domenic, I was so sorry to read of the loss of your father. I never will forget our racing venture back in Wheeling! You and your family will be in my prayers. Much Love, Peppi Greco

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