dorothy buracchio
Dorothy P. Buracchio, 88, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born October 6, 1922, in Morgantown, WV, she was a daughter of the late Okey Willis and Grace Catherine Montgomery Roupe. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph A. Buracchio on June 14, 1999, son Anthony Buracchio September 24, 2010; 2 sisters Lydia Cunningham and Gertrude Mayle Haller; and two great grandchildren, Harry and Haley Smith. Dorothy, a graduate of Weir High School, married her husband Joe on January 31, 1941. Prior to raising her family, she worked at the shell plant in Weirton Steel. After her children were grown, Dorothy worked for Fisher's Big Wheel. Mrs. Buracchio was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, and a Girl Scout leader for many years, where she organized sleepovers and get togethers with area troops from WV, PA, and OH. Over the years, she served as a statistician for her husband's baseball and basketball teams. She enjoyed bowling, and working crossword puzzles, but her love was traveling, camping, and planning out all the family vacations. She was a member of the Weirton VFW Women's Auxiliary, past member of the Saint Paul's Christian Mothers, and Four Seasons, and an honorary member of the Jefferson County Sportsman's Club. . Dorothy is survived by her sons James (Erikka) Buracchio of New Manchester, WV and John (Alana) Buracchio of Morgantown, WV and Wheeling, WV; a daughter, Debra (Carl) Taylor of Weirton, WV; ten grandchildren, Erikka, Tina, Teresa, Jeremy, Jeffrey, Brandi, Joel, Anthony, Jr. (Rick), Joshua, and Aaron; 16 great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, Nikki, Bobbi Jo, Dominique and David; several step great grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 11AM Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with The Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association 1111 Lee Street East Charleston, WV 25301

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  1. Debbie and family Wow! All the memories that your Mother left for us. What a great woman, I will always remember the fun. I hope to see you over the next few days.

  2. Dear Jim, Erikka, Erikka, and family, We were saddened to hear of your mother’s (and grandmother’s) passing. I remember hearing you speak so lovingly of her, especially how she enjoyed her family and the laughter she shared with all of you. I may not have known her well, but I know how beautifully she raised you and how well you turned out. That alone is a testimony to her being a great mom and an amazing woman! May your cherished memories of her and God’s graces comfort you. Carole Ann

  3. Dear Buracchio Family: I wish to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you as you mourn your loss. Sincerely, Stanley T. Tuchalski

  4. Buracchio Family So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. My prayers are with your entire family Rhonda Banfield

  5. Dorothy,was the mother of 4 children and Grandma Dorothy to my two daughters and 8 other grandchildren and many great grand children. A fond rememberence of someone who unselfishly, always put her children first. May God grant her eternal peace.

  6. Jim, So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. You and your family have my deepest sympathy during this time of loss. I regret not having been able to get in to see you, but will visit soon. Take Care, Chuck Gracie (Class of ’72)

  7. Grandma Buracchio was a wonderful woman and she meant the world to us. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Sending love and prayers to the family. love, Cindy and Anthony Buracchio III (Tony).

  8. Debbie and family, You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. I hope you know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Debbie, God Bless you and the entire Buracchio family…so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing…I am sure she is very happy in heaven! Sending love from California, Mary Kaye Charnie-Druliner

  10. Debbie, John and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a fascinating woman my grandchildren will miss her. When they would visit the first thing they would say, Lets go see Grandma. God Bless you Vicki Sarap AD WGC

  11. Jim (Erikka), I just learned that your mom passed – my deepest condolences to you both and to your family.

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