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Joyce Ann Fraga, 77, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Born March 5, 1936 in Steubenville, OH, she was a daughter of the late Jess Parks and Georgia Ann Clarke Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Lainey Fraga, brother Jackie Jackson and sister Dorothy Brancazio. Mrs. Fraga was a homemaker and a very active member of the Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton as well as Weir High Class of 1954 Reunion Committee. Joyce is survived by her husband Manuel Fraga; son Phil (Jessica) Fraga; daughter Pam Fraga all of Weirton; sisters Bonnie Billick of Colliers, WV and Judy Jackson of Weirton; grandchildren Austin, Dakota, Taylor and Joey; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Additional visitation will be held Friday from 10 until the 11AM funeral service at the Cove Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Dr. Ed Rudiger will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Bonnie, Judy, Pam, and the Fraga family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Joyce was a favorite of our Mom Helen Hamill and they shared many memories from Cove church. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was also a neighbor of Brightway gang.

    Jerry and Carl Alan Hamill

  2. Phil and family,

    You have our deepest sympathy. May the happy memories of your mom help you through this difficult time. You have a very special guardian angel watching over all of you.

    Prayers and hugs, Melanie and Gerry Donofe

  3. Judy & Bonnie, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your sister. I wish we could have seen Joyce when we were in Weirton recently.

  4. Mrs. Fraga

    You were such a wonderful person. I wish I could have had more time with you. It’s hard to go to your house and not have you answer the door. You were the greatest wife and mother. I thank you for the amazing son, you and Mr. Fraga raised. Pam, Phil, and I will do our best to take care of Mr. Fraga, but nobody could ever fill your shoes. You were so dedicated to Mr. Fraga and though he doesn’t completely understand, he has started humming since you died. I can’t help but wonder if he senses you around. Phil and I are finding comfort in knowing that you are with Jesus. You will truly be missed. We love you.


  5. Pam, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family – if you need to talk please call (8433333417) or email me anytime!

    Your Friend from the old work days!

    Peggy Hibbs

  6. Joyce was one of the original classmates, starting with the Marland Heights grade school–through graduating from the class of 54, of Weir High School. She paramount in making ALL of our class reunions happen. She will be missed by all of her family/classmates. My prayers/thoughts will be with all of you at this sad event–but knowing she is in a better place will bring peace to all of you.

  7. The Fraga Family; Our thoughts and prayers to you all at this sad time, Joyce was a school mate starting in the Marland Heights and continuing thru Weir High, she was very instrumental in organizing our class reunions , she was always gracious, friendly and dedicated to our” Class of 54 “, Hope she saves a place for us , with St. Peter and the rest of the Class that arrived there before us. The Golden Family

  8. Pam and Fraga family:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, your mom was a real nice lady and you all are in my prayers.

    Tracy (Solomon) DiBacco

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