mary frazee
Mary Ann Frazee, was born on February 24, 1932, in Weirton, WV to Alexander and Emma Boniti Collo. She grew up in Weirton with two brothers and four sisters. Mary graduated from Weir High School in 1950, where she was a stand out in basketball and volleyball. After high school Mary was employed as a floor lady in the tin mill of Weirton Steel, and this is where she eventually met her husband Gene. On October 27, 1956, she married Clarence Eugene “Gene” Frazee. On Dec 22, 1959, Gene and Mary were blessed with their first child, Leslie, and three years later their son, Gary, was born on May 4, 1962. Gene continued to work at Weirton Steel and Mary was employed at Anile Pharmacy, where she worked for 30 years. Mary loved her children and enjoyed attending their sporting events and activities. She and her husband also enjoyed attending the Pittsburgh Steelers Games with their friends. They are members of the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, where Mary was a member of the Christian Mothers, Fun Seekers, Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge, the Family Card Club and the Good Friends Card Club. On December 21, 2004, Mary was surrounded by her family at her home when she passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Emma; her sisters, Verna and Helen Collo; and her brother, Frank Collo. Mary is survived by her husband, Gene; her son, Gary of Orlando, FL; her daughter, Leslie and her husband Alex Taflan III, of Myrtle Beach SC; her beautiful grandchildren whom she adored, Danielle Taflan, Alex Taflan IV, and Anthony Frazee; her brother, Albert Collo; her two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Regina) Truax, and Mrs. John (Janet) Backel, all of Weirton; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3-9 PM Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Friday at the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church Weirton. Entombment will follow at the Saint Paul Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Omar Temple 176 Patriot Points, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 or to the Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43952. Share tributes with Mary's family at

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  1. Janet and John Backel and Albert Collo, Sorry to hear of your loss. She was a great athlete. I also knew Frank well and didnt know you had lost him also. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry Hamill

  2. Our very deepest sympathy to all your family. May you find peace and strength to deal with your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Janet, John, Regina, Carl, Gene and Albert…I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was such a sweet person and I will miss seeing her at Mass on Saturday evenings. My thought and prayers are with your families at this time.

  4. Janet,Jeannie,&Families, My deepest sympathy to you and all your family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Janet – We are so sorry to read of your sister’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Gene and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. You have my sympathy and prayers. Shirley from Dr. John’s office

  7. Just a brief note to express my sorrow at the loss of Mary. She was such a nice person, always with a kind word, a smile or a laugh. I will pray for the family of loved ones she has left behind. She may be gone but never out of your hearts and thoughts. Annetta

  8. Gene & Family, So very sorry to hear of Mary’s death. I am glad I was able to visit with her when I was in Weirton. She was a life-long friend and I will miss her. God Bless! Dolores Manack

  9. Gene,Leslie and Gary Our hearts go out to you in this time of reflection. Mary will be greatly missed as a friend,wife and mother. We pray that God has put her by his side.

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