lena digregorio
Lena DiGregorio 89 of Weirton passed away January 2, 2005 at the Weirton Medical Center. She was born January 11, 1915 in Wellsville, OH the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Palma Pass Buracchio. Her husband Domenic DiGregorio, son Bernard ”Buddy” DiGregorio, brothers, Jim, Paul, America, Joe, and Reno Buracchio, sisters Eula Monte and Angeline Faraone also preceded her. Lena was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lena loved cooking, crocheting, and doing needlepoint for her family and friends. She was a member of St Joseph the worker Catholic Church in Weirton. She was also involved in many organizations: the Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, Three Score Club, VFW Auxiliary, past president of the Eagles Auxiliary, Weirtonian Lodge, past president of Weirton Heights Fireman’s Auxiliary, associate member of the Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary and AARP. She is survived by her three daughters Beth DiGregorio with whom she lived. Jeannie Duffy (Paul), and Leanora Olashuk (John) all of Weirton, and daughter in law Joan DiGregorio of Imperial, PA. Her two sisters Camille Gould of California and Tillie Eafrati (Bernard) of Weirton. She has twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday January 4, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV. A rosary will be said by the Christian Mothers on Tuesday at 3 PM and a vigil service will be held at 7 PM at the funeral home. Funeral liturgy with mass will be Wednesday at 10:30 AM at St Joseph the Worker Church, Weirton. Entombment will be at St Paul Cemetery, Weirton, WV. Memorial contributions can be made to St Joseph the Worker Church, 229 California Ave, Weirton, WV 26062 Share your tributes with her family at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Jeanie and Paul, Patty and I are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Beth I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. You all have been our friends for so long. We will pray for God to give you strength in your time of sorrow. Mike and Pat

  2. Beth, Jeannie, and Lenora, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I know what a wonderful Mom she was to you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry and Carl Hamill

  3. With sincere sympathy to you and your family. The Staff of Intrepid USA Healthcare

  4. Our condolences to the family in your loss. The Cervi and Burracchio families have been friends for as long as I can remember and I have many very happy memories of your family. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.

  5. First of all, let me express my heartfelt sorrow at your passing. Although you couldn’t get around a great deal the last few years, your influence and laughter were always present. Beth, Jeannie, and Babe didn’t just lose their mother, they lost their friend, too. You were a friend to everyone you met – there were never any strangers in your house. You treated my kids as grandkids, too – and they felt the same way about you. You passed on that “never met a stranger” attitude to everyone in your family. Although you will be gone, a little piece of you is staying in everyone you touched – the friendly smile and funny sayings are quite evident in all of your family. Thank you for making our world a lot happier place – you will be fondly missed. Love, Norman, Carla, Stephen, & Lucia

  6. Dear Beth, Jeannie, Leanora, and family. My deepest sympathy, from myself, my wife on behalf of my family, on the loss of your mother, I loved your mother very much. I was always welcome in your mother’s and father’s home as if I was a member of the family. I can recall during those days that we celebrated mass at Madonna’s gym your mom always talking with me. She is at peace now, rewarded in haven for all her good works waiting for us to join her. Always in the Peace of Christ. Pete Pavlik

  7. We are so very sorry for your loss, our condolences to all the family. Lena was a special lady indeed and will be remembered by all who knew her!

  8. So sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Lena. She was truly a remarkable lady, always so warm & welcoming. May you all find comfort in your many wonderful memories of her until the time when you can be together again.

  9. Though I never had the pleasure of meeting with Mrs. Digregorio, I learned about her through the loving eyes of her son. He told me how she loved to cook,how she cared for her family and grandchildren and about her strong will. I know she will be sadly missed by them. She now is in peace without pain with her husband and her son Buddy. May that give some condolence to her family. Diane Charles-Cossu Buddy’s co-worker @ Corwin Jeep

  10. The Duffy Family, My most sincere condolences. I will always have a fond memory of a holiday gathering at her home and the arduous task of making the homemade pasta and sauce. May the memories held deep within your heart help to soothe your spirit at this difficult time.

  11. Dear Family Members, John & I would like you to know that we will keep your mom and your family in our prayers. God Bless

  12. We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Keeping you in our prayers.

  13. Dear Beta, Sisters, and Family Bill and I want to be added to the legions of family and friends who share condolences with you at this grievous time. Beth, your Mom’s generosity and kindness will always be appreciated and remembered by me when I stopped by on my visits to Weirton. I think I enjoyed the wedding soup most of all. All these years have passed since your Dad was in his garden or roses, and now your Mom joins dear Domenic. God Bless all of you. Love Marie and Bill Rinehart Seminole, FL 33777

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