Maria Drennan, 57, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, surrounded by loved ones, at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. Born January 20, 1960 in Calabria, Italy, she was a daughter of Joe and Candida “Candy” Santoro Caruso. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Gina and Lena Caruso. Maria’s life revolved around being a wife, mother and mimi. Her grandchildren were her world and she volunteered for anything her grandkids were involved in. She was a catholic by faith and a member of the Weirton Moose Lodge 688. Maria was loved by many and will be dearly missed. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband Rick Drennan, whom she married on December 27, 1984; daughters Melissa Thomas (Chris) of Weirton and Susan Drennan of New Hampshire, brother Frank Caruso (Lisa) of Wellsburg, WV; sisters Mena Johnson (Phil) of Colliers, WV, and Joann Ortitay (John) of Avella, PA.; grandchildren Trent Ferrelli, Sara Hinman, Andrew and Greyson Thomas and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 am. Reverend Bob Macek will officiate. Entombment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee. Share tributes at www.grecohertnick.com. 304-748-3219

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  1. Maria will be remembered as a Beautiful Lady who love her Family so much. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Rick, you were so devoted to Maria, and to Maria’s whole Family. Bob and Helen Pearson

  2. so sorry for your loss. prayers are with you all. she is with the angles and her sisters in heaven. she will be missed.

  3. Rick and family: We are so sorry for your loss. If only 1/2 of our community could be like your Maria! We didn’t know Maria like everyone else but you would have never known it. She always treated us like her BEST friend. Immediately she would smile, give you a sincere hug and a kiss and of course, begin her long conversation! What a lovely, happy woman! She will truly be missed Rick. .
    Glenna Whitehead/Rich Lawton

  4. From Larry and Anna Marie Kaser:
    Dear Rick and family: We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how heartbroken we are. Maria was such a warm, loving woman who had a huge smile (and a hug) for everyone she met. She had such a devoted love for her family, and especially for her wonderful grandchildren. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  5. To all the Caruso family: I had Maria in class in 6th grade and loved her dearly ! I know you are all so close and she will be missed greatly. May you find peace in the love you share and all the wonderful memories you have with Maria !!
    God bless her and all of you !! May her memory be eternal !!
    Dianne and George Kohelis

  6. A pleasure to have known her. She had such a beautiful spirit and smile that I will never forget.

    Mandi Dietrich

  7. I first Met Maria in grade school at Jefferson . She was so much fun and was kind to everyone. She truely had a Beautiful Soul. My thoughts and prayers to her entire family. She will be missed by many. I feel so bad for her family, I wish there was something I could say or do to ease the pain in all your hearts.

  8. I had the pleasure to know Maria while her grandson, Trent attended Marland Heights Preschool. What a special lady! Always cheerful and warm! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I know she will be missed by all those she came in contact with as she had such a warm spirit .
    Cheryl Meadows

  9. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Caruso family. We are praying for you and your family. May God give you strength and peace.
    Ronnie and Jennifer Chambers Ficca

  10. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Caruso family. We are praying for you and your family. May God give you strength and peace.
    Ronnie and Jennifer Chambers Ficca

  11. Mena and family,
    Our deepest condolence on the loss of your sister Maria. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and strength in the days ahead.
    Joe and Janice Pepe

  12. To a very beautiful lady I enjoyed talking to when her daughter and grandson lived a cross from me on Crist Lane. I am so sad.

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