lena butto
Lena Butto, of Weirton, WV passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021. She was 95. Lena was born in Erie Mine, PA, on March 22, 1926, one of two children born to Stefano “Steve” and Caterina Tononi. At a young age, her family moved to Weirton, where Lena grew up and attended school. She graduated from Weir High School in 1944. On May 9, 1951, she married Bruno R. Butto. Bruno worked at Weirton Steel on the Tin Mill Bundling line, and Lena took care of their home. She was an excellent homemaker, who loved to cook and bake. She made the best texas sheet cake in the world. In their 54 years of marriage, Lena, Bruno, and their son, Bob enjoyed traveling and taking in the sights of the United States of America. Lena will always be remembered for her spunk, her feisty personality who was not afraid to speak her mind. Most importantly Lena will be remembered as a loving wife and mother. Lena nourished her faith at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, where she was active with the Christian Mothers. In addition to her parents, Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Bruno on April 21, 2005; and her brother and sister in law, Angelo and Vivian Tononi. She will be remembered with love by her son, Bob Butto and his wife Donna; and her nieces and nephews, Candy Prystaloski and her children Diane, Donna, and Debra; Toni “Bebe” Chambers, Gary and Sheryl Butto and their son, Steven; and Nick Butto and his children, Darcy and Michael. Private visitation and services will be held on Monday. Interment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery. Lena’s family would like to thank the staff, nurses, and aides of Wyngate Senior Living Community for all the love and care they shared with Lena and most importantly making her feel at home. Memorial contributions in memory of Lena may be made to your favorite charity. Share tributes at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Bob, I am saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. You and your family have my condolences. May she Rest In Peace.

  2. Bob and Donna: I am so extremely sorry for your loss. You were so blessed to have her in your life for so many years. I will keep you in my prayers.

  3. So sorry for the family’s loss. I grew up next door to the Burro’s and they were so kind to my family. Shannon Tucker

  4. Bob, so sorry about the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace and may her memory be eternal. Larry Guio & Debra Moore

  5. Dear Bob and Donna, Lena was one of the kindest and most caring people Jerry and I ever knew. Anytime we would stop to visit her, she would always offer us a refreshment and we would sit in the sunroom or living room and talk. In the summer if I stopped by we would catch up and admire her purple morning glory out front that grew so well for her. Lena was a very special person who made a difference in our lives. Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead. With sympathy, Jerry & Sharon Kallay.

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