mary rollison
Mary Brancazio Rollison, 91, of Weirton died, at her home, on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Born on February 21, 1924, in Butler, PA, Mary was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Angela DiLullo Brancazio. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Amos "Cy" Rollison, whom she married on April 15, 1968 , and who passed away on May 16, 1972; her sister, Domenica (Minnie) Mozzone; and her five brothers, John, Antonio, Dominic, Joseph, and Cosmo. Mary also recently lost her best friend, Rose Marie Veltri Ostovich. A graduate of Weir High School, Mary was a former employee of the Weirton Steel Corporation Tin Mill Department. She was a beloved sister, aunt, and cousin. A devout Catholic, Mary was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. She will always be remembered as selfless, kind, and charitable. Her life centered around her family and friends. She is survived by her sister, Lena Paolo and her brother in law, Tony; her sister in law, Helen Brancazio; her nieces, Bernadette Paolo, Mary Angela Mertz, Helen Marie Brancazio, Loretta McCune, Lisa Brancazio, Catherine McGraw, Victoria Glass, Angela Brancazio, Cathy Dillon, Maryann Gaudio, and Sarah LeMasters; nephews, Phillip Brancazio, Thomas Paolo, Pasquale and Leo Richard Brancazio; thirty one great nieces and nephews, and three great great nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her faithful neighbors, Loretta and Ernie Nicholas. Visitation will be 3-8 PM Friday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Saturday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Saint Paul's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Aunt Mary was one of the most wonderful people I had the privilege of knowing these past 30 years. She was kind, generous and loved unconditionally. I have some many fond memories of her and am fortunate to have been her nephew through marriage. She will always have a place in my heart.

  2. Mary was my godmother for the Sacrament of Confirmation in 1956. My parents chose her for me and it was a wonderful choice. I remember her as being generous, kind and loving. I was happy when she married and sad that she lost her husband after such as short marriage. My sympathy to her family and friends.

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