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Dorothy Ann “Pinky” Foglio, 81, of Weirton, WV, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on October 14, 2023.

Pinky, as she was affectionately known to her friends and family, was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, on January 4, 1942, and raised in Midland, Pennsylvania. She was the second of five children born to George and Ann Roknich Suica.

A graduate of Midland High School in 1960, Pinky attended a dance in Weirton, West Virginia, where she met the love of her life, Jim Foglio. Little did she know their love story would last a lifetime. Pastor Foglio said, “We’ve been dancing ever since.”

Pinky and Jim exchanged vows on September 17, 1961, and together they shared 62 years of a beautiful, enduring marriage. Their marriage was blessed with three children, six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Pinky’s life was a testament to the power of God, love and family.

She was all about love, and this love manifested in her various roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother. Pinky found immense joy in taking care of her husband and cherished being a devoted mom and grandmother. Her eyes sparkled with pride as she watched her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild graduate from school and loved to share in all of their milestones and beautiful moments of life. She created cherished memories during the family dinners held every Sunday, where she would lovingly prepare everyone’s favorite dishes. Pinky was not only a nurturer but also a teacher, patiently guiding all her grandchildren as they learned to drive a car. They all knew they could always count on Grandma.

Pinky was a woman of many talents. She had a gift for wallpaper hanging and was skilled in ceramics. Her artistic touch added warmth and beauty to many homes.

In addition to her parents, Pinky was preceded in death by her daughter, at the age of 39, Lea Ann Foglio, on February 11, 2008, as well as her two brothers, Michael and Thomas Suica, and her two sisters, Mary Sundy and Georgette Bruno.

Her family found strength in their shared faith, and she was a devoted member of Weirton Covenant Church.

Pinky will be remembered with love by her loving husband, Pastor James Foglio, her daughter, Marie Parker (Douglas) and her son, James Foglio (Kelly). She leaves behind a legacy of love through her grandchildren: Matthew Parker (Marina), Stephanie Smith (Joshua), Benjamin Parker (Courtney) as well as Joshua, Aaron (Charlotte), and Caleb Foglio. Her light also continues to shine through her great-grandchildren: Grace, Kali, Shanbu, Isaiah, James, Parker, Elijah, Lucy, Gamaliel, and the newest addition to the family, Corrado.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during the visitation on Thursday from 3 PM until 6 PM at Weirton Covenant Church. The funeral service will commence promptly at 6 PM to celebrate Pinky’s life and the love she shared with all.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to World Help.


Visitation: October 19, 2023 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Weirton Covenant Church
200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062

Celebration of Life: October 19, 2023 6:00 pm

Weirton Covenant Church
200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Dorothy Ann "Pinky" Foglio 's name.

World Help

PO Box 501



(800) 541- 6691

Memories Timeline


  1. Some of my favorite memories of her were her story telling. Comcast and the doctor was the funniest. She was a feisty as I could be and would make me giggle. She most definitely had a twinkle in her eyes for the children. My children flocked to her each and every Sunday! They always gave her hugs and kisses. She would have the kids ask if they could have such and such snacks or gum. She never violated a parents wishes and I respect her for that. I loved her Sunday dinners and all the butter a girl could ask for. There was always room at her table no matter the crowd. I’ll forever cherish those memories. I sat behind her in church and one memory, in particular, I have is of her and Joe Foglio dancing during praise and worship. If my memory serves me, she may have even given him a slight hip bump. Sis Pinky had such a fun and ornery side that I always appreciated. Over the years if I called the house she always knew what to tell me. She would bring such a calming spirit and always knew just what to say. Her goal was always to leave the conversation with giving peace. She made the best cappuccinos and coffee but this woman could pick out some ice cream! Oatmeal ice cream will for ever be a favorite, I still remember taking a bite and going into my own little world and making Jimmy laugh because I said out loud how good it was! I lived across the street from her for years and one year she was out snow blowing her drive way happy as ever and I knew she was my kind of people! Another year her husband gave her a card with a signed blank check and told her to fill it in. I loved that. What a statement that made. I also could hear her, like it was yesterday say “I know my husband, I know if he would or wouldn’t say that” and I believe her! I believe she was so one with her husband she truly knew his heart. These were some of the life giving conversations we would have. She never tried to “teach or correct” she didn’t have to, her life was the example and did all the talking. The love she had for the church was undeniable and made an impression on me. You could learn from her just by being around and observing and to me that makes a huge statement. These moments and memories are what life is all about! I’m truly blessed to be part of the Foglio family. She will be missed dearly but I know she’s dancing and rejoicing in heaven where her family has been awaiting her arrival.
    I love and appreciate the Foglio Family.

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