jean merenda
Jean Eva Merenda, 83, of Weirton, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at her home after a long illness with her family by her side. Born December 22, 1928 in Weirton, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Pearl Ricciardi Aria. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel Merenda, and brother, Patsy Aria. Mrs. Merenda was a homemaker, a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 4-Seasons, Italian Sons and Daughters, St. Joseph Christian Mothers, GFWC and the Art Department. Jean was a very active member of the Weir High Class of 1946 Reunion Committee. Mrs. Merenda is survived by her sons John Merenda and his wife Rachael of Weirton and Charles Merenda of Florida; sister Grace Jacobs and her husband Gerald of Florida; grandchildren Roman and Angela Merenda who were the light of her life; and her nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 1PM Tuesday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Manuel Gelido officiating. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton.

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  1. To John, Charles, Grace and families. We are truly sadden to hear that Jean has passed. Many treasured memories of our visits to Weirton. Always a generous and kind lady. Thinking of you all Carmelo, Veronica Giuffre and Carmela (Mela) Rosso.

  2. Aunt Jean will surely be missed by many people. What a very wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. John & Charles, You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother,Jean.She is at peace now, with God and Nellie. Cousin “Peppi” Ricciardi

  4. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family at this time. It is a blessing to be part of a family that has shared so many times of joy and been there for each other in times of sorrow. Jean has meant so much to my immediate family over the years. Everything from just being there when I was back in town, to my graduation cakes and wedding cookies. She was always a joy to be around and like another sister to my Mom. I know she is at home with God for she shared her heart felt faith with me. May God bless and comfort you all at this difficult time.

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