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Mary Elizabeth Charnie, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully, after reciting the rosary, with her family at her side on April 11, 2023, at the age of 95.

Mary was born on December 20, 1927, in Holliday’s Cove, West Virginia, to Michael and Stella Baron Bodnar. She was the eldest of six children and graduated from Follansbee High School in 1945. She was honored to be the May Queen at Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church.

On February 8, 1948, Mary married George J. Charnie, Sr. Together, they built a successful family business, Charnie Insurance, which has been serving the Weirton Area for 75 years. Mary and George worked side by side, and nothing gave her more joy than being with her family at work and at family gatherings. Sadly, George passed away on September 16, 2006. The two were inseparable, and Mary missed him dearly.

Mary was an exceptional cook and enjoyed traveling and reading.

Mary was a ray of radiant sunshine. She was always kind, pleasant and positive. She was an inspiration to us all. In recent years, she was extremely determined to get better and pushed herself relentlessly towards that goal.

Mary nourished her faith as a member of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, and the Christian Mothers. She was also a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to the Madonna High School PTA when her children were in school.

In addition to her parents, and her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her sisters, Kathryn Bodnar, Emma Davies, and Catherine Iaconis.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to her medical care team, Dr Coroneos and Mary, Dr Kubicki, and herWMC home health team Melissa, Kathleen, Sara, Haley, Jen and Dana

Mary will be remembered with love by her children, George J. Charnie, Jr.; Mary Kaye (Tony) Charnie- Druliner, George Ann (Paul) Callinan, and Marilyn Charnie; her grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth “Marni” (Andrew) Vanacore, Christopher, Robert, Georgia and Danny Druliner, Danielle (Justin) Monson, Patrick (Ashley), Carly, and Kevin Callinan, and Tommy Charnie; her great grandchildren, Bobby, Gianna, Mary Elizabeth, Vivian Vanacore , Kaeden Monson and a great grandson on his way; her sisters, Dorothy Grecula and Margie Kendrach; and many nieces and nephews

Visitation will be Friday from 2 PM until 7 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church or the Weirton Community Bread Basket.

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Visitation: April 14, 2023 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Mass of Christian Burial: April 15, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church
Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

304 748 6710

Cemetery: April 15, 2023 11:15 am - 11:30 am

Saint Paul Cemetery
24th Street
Weirton, WV 26062

304 723 0622


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mary Elizabeth Charnie 's name.

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church

140 Walnut Street
Weirton, WV

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  1. Mrs Charnie was such a kind lady. Always a smile and a caring word. She will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Rest in Peace.

  2. Marilyn and George, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was such a Beautiful Lady. Will keep her and all of you in my Prayers. We are in Florida until May 3rd so I won’t be able to attend the services but will be keeping you in my thoughts.

  3. Tim and I are saddened to hear of Mrs. Charnie’s passing. She was a kind and wonderful woman and such a pleasure to talk with. May she rest in peace.

    Tim and Angela (Carpini) Reinard

  4. Mrs. Charnie was a sweet and kind lady. Always a friendly smile and a pleasure to talk to. She genuinely loved her faith, her family and her community very much. She will be missed by all. May she rest in peace.

  5. Candle Selection 3I wish to express my deepest sympathy and prayerful support as you mourn the loss of a remarkable woman.

  6. Candle Selection 8I loved my cousin Mary Charnie. I remember her generosity, kindness, love and grace. I pray she is now with God in Heaven.

  7. Candle Selection 5To the Charnie Family,

    May the wonderful memories live in your hearts forever. Her gentleness and kindness will always be remembered. The Grossi Siblings – John V, Tanya, Tim, Teresa and Tina

  8. George, Sorry to learn of the death of your grandmother. Ma she rest in peace and my you find comfort in the days ahead.

  9. Mary Kaye and extended family, I am truly sorry for your loss. May happy memories of her help to assuage your grief.

  10. Candle Selection 6Eternal rest grant unto her, and may perpetual light shine upon her.

    Mary Kaye and family,
    Our hearts are broken for you. We will remember you and your family in our prayers.

    John and Rhinda Peterson

  11. Mary Kaye and family, I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. It is always hard to lose your Mother. May you treasure all of the wonderful memories and exhibit the good qualities she instilled in you.
    May she rest in peace,

    Lorraine Sticco Easton

  12. Dear Mary Kaye, So sorry to read about your mother’s passing. Her beautiful smile made the world a better place. God bless you all, Cathy (Mueller) Arango

  13. George, Mary Kay, Georgeann, Marilyn & Tommy,
    On behalf of the Yuhas family, (Darlene Cipoletti, Michael Yuhas & Carolyn McConnaughy), our deepest condolences in the loss of your mother & our dear friend, Mary. Our mother spent many wonderful years working at Charnie Insurance with Mary, George Sr., Marilyn & George, Jr. Your mother is the first person that loved you and will be the hardest to grieve. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all and may your Mom rest in peace with the Good Lord.

  14. Dear Mary Kay and Family,
    Please accept my condolences upon the passing of Mary Elizabeth. Sadness today gives way to lifetime memories and joy she will always bring to you.
    My best regards,
    Dino Catignani

  15. Mary Kay: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. It sounds like she was a very kind and loving woman. I am sure you will miss her a great deal. Theresa (Froats) Cicci

  16. Mary Kay, Praying for you and your family on the loss of your mom. She and your dad were just great people. May the Lord comfort you all. Jim Paul

  17. Mary Kaye, Georgeanne, Marilyn and George. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Knowing that she is resting in peace with Our Lord will give you solace.

  18. Candle Selection 1Mary Kaye and family I am so sorry for your loss. Such a sweet and kind lady. I loved seeing all the pictures on FB. Love Bee Brown Fedak

  19. Mary Kay , George , Marilyn and Georgeann e, it is with my heartfelt condolences to you and your families . I knew your mother and father my whole life. They were wonderful people and your mother was a kind and generous lady . May she rest in peace
    Robert Capito

  20. Candle Selection 5Your mother was a great lady. We had many talks about you all. Glad I got to know her. R I.P
    Gloria Hargest

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