giovannina cantini
Giovannina A. (Jennie) Cantini, 95, of Weirton, WV died, Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the Weirton Geriatric Center. She was born on March 24, 1914, in Foggia, Italy, a daughter of the late Nick and Assunta Barbara Pavia. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emaretto A. Cantini, brother Ralph Pavia and sister Constantina Sestito. A homemaker, Mrs. Cantini was a member of the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, and the Legion of Mary. She is survived by her daughter Roselyn Cantini of Weirton, WV; brother James Sestito of Clearwater, FL; sisters Christine Lamantia of Toronto, OH and Martha Parsons of Calcutta, OH and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2 to 6PM Friday at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated 10AM Saturday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will preside. Interment will follow in the Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton, or the Valley Hospice. Jennie's daughter would like to thank Lou Serra and his wonderful loving and caring staff at the Weirton Geriatric Center for all of the care and love provided to Jennie.

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  1. So, so sorry for your loss, Roselyn. It is an end of an era! As a child, I remember your Mom’s delicious cooking whenever we would visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lisa and Jim Seguin

  2. Roselyn: My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She was a beautiful loving person. Sorry that I cannot pay my respects in person. Patty Jersey

  3. Roselyn. You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom.Although I retired from Krogers there are still customers that I think about and miss.You and your Mom are a couple of them. I pray that God will give you peace that passes all understanding. God Bless Linda Aceto

  4. Dear Cantini Family: We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayerful support on the loss of Jennie. My sister Yvonne, always talked of her many encounters with Jennie at the Geriatric Center. I’m sure I had weekely reports on how she was doing. Rafael & I extend our sympathy to our sister-in-law, Rita, on the loss of her Aunt. Sincerely, Stan Tuchalski

  5. Dear Roselyn, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was loved by so many. We connected with her right off when we first met. She was so sweet. And you are the best daughter anyone could ever ask for. You did so much for her. I know how hard this is for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers and may your memories of the good times help ease your pain. We will never forget her. Although we don’t get back there much, I hope we can still stay in touch. We are all thinking of you and will remember your wonderful Mom always. Martha and Al also extend their sympathies. Martha really loved your Mom and enjoyed her company. Alicia was also touched by her and will cherish her photos with her. Lots of Love, The DiAntonios Patty, Albert, Alicia and Austin Martha and Albert DiAntonio

  6. Roselyn, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You know how much I loved her. She was so blessed to have you as her daughter. I`m so sorry I could not pay my respects in person. I would love to have seen you, too.I had just asked one of the girls about your Mom last week. I apologize also for not visiting her at WGC. I haven`t been there since I fell and had to retire. You and your Mom are in my prayers. May God give you the strength to get you through this trying time. Feel free to call me if you ever just want to talk. Ed sends his condolences, too God Bless Maxine

  7. Roselyn, I am terribly sorry for your loss. Your mother was one of a kind. She knew how to put a smile on my face even on the worst days. She was lucky to have a daughter like you. You are in my prayers, May god give you peace.

  8. Dear Roselyn, We were so sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing……It’s very hard losing your parents, I hope your good memories will comfort you always. I know you took very good care of your Mom and that will comfort you too. I’m sure she’ll be missed. God Bless you, with sympathy and friendship, Mike and Janice

  9. I’m So Sorry for the loss of your mom. I know how worried you’ve been. I’m sorry I didn’t read the paper in time to make it to the visitation. You have my prayers and I pray you find peace. Love Sharon

  10. Dear Roselyn, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was so precious. You were a wonderful daughter. Our blessings are with you. Judy, Missy & Payton

  11. Dear Roselyn, Jackie and I were very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. We are saddened by the fact that we were out of town and could not be there for you. But you were and will continue to be in our thouhgts and prayers. It was “special” to walk into the Weirton Geriatric Center and be greeted by your Mom’s big smile. Take comfort in the fact that you did so very much for your Mom. You were truly wonderful to her. Jim & Jackie Brandolino

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