Leona Mae (Nevlis) Pulice, 84, of Weirton, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Serra Manor in Weirton, WV. Born May 14, 1930, in Steubenville, OH, Leona was a daughter of the late William A. and Alice F. (Yanovich-Miller) Nevlis. Leona was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dominic Pulice, Sr.; brothers, William J. and Frank Nevlis; sisters, Elizabeth Sperringer, Linda Morrow, and Catherine Lloyd; and grandson, Nathan Dominic Pulice. Leona was dedicated to her faith and her family. She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a Lector. She belonged to and served as a past president of the Christian Mothers, she taught CCD to prepare young children for First Holy Communion, and she was a member of the Legion of Mary. Children were the greatest joy in Leona's life. She was a loving and nurturing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her heart was most content when she was holding a baby in her arms or feeding the kids, both big and small. She made holidays and every day special with her cooking and baking. Leona enjoyed playing cards with the children and anyone else who was up for a game. She created special gifts of hand-embroidered quilts and tablecloths for her children and grandchildren. Leona is survived by daughters, Kathleen (David) Bischof and Mary Ann (George) Velegol all of Weirton; sons, Dominic (Mary) Pulice, Jr. of Steubenville, OH and Stephen (Jeannie) Pulice of Weirton; sister, Sandra Nevlis of Wintersville, OH; and 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 10 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton, with Rev. Fr. Manuel Gelido as celebrant. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery Mausoleum, Weirton. Leona's family gratefully thanks the staff at Serra Manor for their dedication to providing not just the care Leona needed, but also to caring about her. The family also thanks Valley Hospice for the comfort and support that they provided to Leona and her family. In lieu of flowers, make donations in Leona's memory to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Ave., Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Dear Steve, Jeannie and family, you have are deepest sympathy and May God rest her soul in peace. We just read her obituary she was a wonderfull lady who will be missed by her family, friends and any who knew her. With are thoughts and prayers, Laura and Ted

  2. Dear Steve, Jeannie and family, you have are deepest sympathy and May God rest her soul in peace. We just read her obituary she was a wonderfull lady who will be missed by her family, friends and any who knew her. With are thoughts and prayers, Laura and Ted

  3. She was a wonderful woman and my son will miss his nana so much. I have never had anything but the utmost respect for her and I hope she rests peacefully. Prayers to the family for comfort in this sad time.

  4. She was a wonderful woman and my son will miss his nana so much. I have never had anything but the utmost respect for her and I hope she rests peacefully. Prayers to the family for comfort in this sad time.

  5. Dear Kathy, Mary, Dominic and families:

    Our deepest sympathy and the passing of your beloved mother Leona. Our thoughts and prayers are with you this day. Joe and Janice Pepe

  6. Dear Kathy, Mary, Dominic and families:

    Our deepest sympathy and the passing of your beloved mother Leona. Our thoughts and prayers are with you this day. Joe and Janice Pepe

  7. Dear Steve, I’m sorry for the loss of your mom. Nancy and Becky called me to let me know that she had passed away. You dated my daughter Becky Balog Vanderham. I live in KS. and that is the only way I get to know anything back home is from Nancy and Becky . May God be with you and your family.

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