laura settepanella
Laura Settepanella,93, of Weirton, WV passed away peacefully at the home on February 26, 2022. She was born on June 7, 1928, in Dennison, OH. She was a daughter of the late Eusanio and Ida (Barnabei) Rasicci. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Giralamo Settepanella, whom she married October 26, 1947; a son, Anthony Settepanella, brothers, Ennio, and Gabrele Rasicci; sisters, Sestina and Loradana Rasicci, Margaret Castelli Bracaglia and Maria Clementoni. Laura worked at Weirton Steel, Coroneta Dry Cleaning, Mary Ann Dry Cleaning, Pantry Service System, Salineville Nursing Home and Riverside Nursing Home. She also enjoyed working on her farm for 38 years. She loved gardening, cooking her homemade pasta, sauce, and bread, playing cards, going to Mountaineer and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Four Seasons Senior Citizens and Sons of Italy. She is survived by her son, Giacinto “Jesse” Settepanella, his wife, Roxana Settepanella; daughter in law, Maria Settepanella; grandchildren, Alexandra (T.J.), Andrea (Bill) and Aaron (Angie), great-grandchildren, Madelyn, and Olivia; Aunt Anna (Barnabei) Pellegrino, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom she loved dearly. Visitation will be on Ash Wednesday from 2 PM until 7 PM at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Thursday at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Weirton. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Jesse and family, We will miss Laura as our neighbor. She was so kind, so full of life and always on the go! She enjoyed whenever we would have a neighborhood cookout or party. May the happy memories help to comfort you through this difficult time. God bless all of you. Hugs and prayers, Melanie, Chris, Levi and Paige Donofe

  2. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Laura and my dad, John Porec, worked together in the Sheet Mill. Laura’s friendliness won my dad over right away! He loved to hear her stories about her farm, wine making, and her family. She invited my parents to her home to tour her farm and fed them a wonderful dinner. She also gave them some homemade wine. That Christmas my dad had a few glasses of her wine and got snockered! My mom had made some sausage sandwiches, which my dad loved, for dinner. He was trying to pick up his sandwich and he couldn’t do it! He said, “My hands are numb!” Laura’s wine did him in! He was sent to bed! We have enjoyed telling that story over the years. So sorry for your loss. Laura was a great person and I know she will be missed! God bless.

  4. From the Italian family. Zia Laurina, you were a wonderful and strong woman, we’ll always remember you! Ciao Zia Laurina.

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