Marie H. Orwasky, 92, of Weirton, died peacefully on Thursday July 9, 2015 at the Weirton Geriatric Center. She was born February 21, 1923 in Paris, PA, a daughter of the late Marco and Elide (Ferrari) Brighenti. She was also preceded in death by her husband Raymond A. Orwasky, brother Chester Brighenti, sister's Sevina Brighenti, Lillian Marziale, Wilma Malinowski and Yole Miceli and son-in-law Terry R. Johnson. Marie enjoyed spending time with her family and being a homemaker. She is survived by her daughters Lorraine (Bernard) Lovy of New Cumberland, Patricia (Ron) Featherston of Plano, TX and Beth Ann Johnson of Wellsburg; grandchildren Suzanne (Bill) Tennant, Kimberly (James) Branham, Jessica (Craig Poole) Johnson, Nathan (Sara Spencer) Johnson, Dr. Thomas R. Albaugh, Derek (Beth) Featherston and Kelsea Featherston ; great-grandchildren Olivia Grace, Abigail Grace, Meghan Marie, Terri Ann, Cooper, Audree, Phoenix and Everest; sister Lorraine Palma of Weirton, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 until the time of Funeral Services at 12 noon at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Rev. Fr. Thomas Magary will preside. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Weirton Geriatric Center, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062 Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Beth and Family,

    Our condolences to you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,

    Bill & Paulette Galiotos

    Minnie Bogdan

  2. Beth and Family

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. I always remember going over to her house all the time when I was little. She was a great friend to my mom and I know that she has missed playing cards with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  3. Rainey, Patty and Beth Ann: Where do I begin? Sharon Droppleman texted me today about Marie. What beautiful memories I have of my parents, your mom and dad, Toots and Stush and Dom and Mary sitting around for hours upon end, playing cards and talking. They had fun no matter where they were or how much money they had. Much better world back then. When I would go back home to visit while your mom was still living at home, I would stop by and she would always laugh and tell me how she would remember me sitting in your cherry tree and telling her dirty jokes! We were so fortunate to have had the parents we had. I am sure the days ahead will be difficult for all of you, but please know that both your mom and dad are remembered with the fondest of memories and are once again, together. With much love, Bob Ferguson

  4. Rainey, Patty, Beth Ann and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Wish we could be there. We were lucky to have Marie as our sister-in-law. There are many found memories of family times together, especially annual Christmas eve and all of Marie’s wonderful cooking. Our deepest sympathy.

    Aunt Veda and Uncle Bugs

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