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Mary Kay Angelo, 67, of Weirton, WV, passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2024, due to complications of double pneumonia. Born on April 2, 1956, Mary Kay was the fifth of six children born to Chester and Lieschen Volke Barnabei.

Mary Kay’s journey was one of love, dedication, and joy. She graduated from Weir High School in 1974 and, on August 25, 1978, married the luck of his life, Jerry Angelo. Together, they were blessed with two daughters and a son, as well as two beloved grandchildren.

Mary Kay was motherly, thoughtful, a great wife, protector, patient, and the rock of the family. Mary Kay was a beacon of strength and compassion. Her warm and welcoming nature meant she never met a stranger; she effortlessly connected with people and lived life to the fullest. A woman of faith, she exemplified love and care for others over herself.

Mary Kay had two fulfilling careers. She selflessly took on the role of head of household for 18 years and returned to the workforce as her children entered college. She retired as the Vice President’s Administrative Assistant at FedEx.

Mary Kay was an active member of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Weirton, where her faith played a central role in her life. She found joy in the simple pleasures of life like going to breakfast with her family, playing pickleball, gossiping with her friends, soaking up time with her grandkids, and laughing with her siblings, nieces, and nephews. Her competitive spirit shone even on family game nights, where her infectious laugh echoed throughout the room.

In addition to her parents, Mary Kay was also preceded in death by her brother, James Barnabei.

Mary Kay’s legacy is one of love, laughter, and selflessness. Her impact on those around her is immeasurable, and she will be dearly missed by her husband, Jerry Angelo; her daughters, Stacey Angelo (Anthony Ziglear), and Christina Angelo (Chad Galownia); her son, Charles Angelo (Lauren) grandchildren, Cecilia and Arturo Angelo; sisters Emily Roman (Edward) and Peggy Kula (Ted); brothers, Dominic Barnabei (Janet) and Paul Barnabei (Cathy) and countless nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will gather on Tuesday from 2 -7 PM at the Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Weirton.

She will be laid to rest at Saint Paul’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church or St. Paul’s Christmas lights at 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV., 26062.

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Visitation: January 9, 2024 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

(304) 748-3219

Mass of Christian Burial: January 10, 2024 11:00 am

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church
Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

304 748 6710


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mary Kay Angelo 's name.

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church

140 Walnut Street





Memories Timeline


  1. We were saddened to hear that Mary Kay passed away. She was a wonderful person and her laugh was infectious. Our thoughts are with you and your family
    wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Sending healing prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and will miss her deeply.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Scott , Helen & Emily Callaghan

  2. Jerry, we’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your children and grandchildren, and the Angelo and Barnabei families.

  3. Candle Selection 8Mary Kay was a one in a million neighbor. When their and our kids were very young Mary Kay and Jerry took our son with them as we dealt with the long-term illness of our daughter, even taking him with them to a family reunion in Michigan. One of the best things that happened to our family was becoming neighbors to the Angelo’s.

    One consolation to this tragic situation is the knowledge that because of our faiths this is not going to be “goodbye” but “see you later”.

    Jerry, Stacey, Charles, and Christina,
    May God, through the Holy Spirit give you strength, comfort, and peace through the days, weeks, and months ahead. May you continue to hold dear the love, directions, and memories that you have with your wife and Mother. Keep in mind that you will see her again soon.

  4. Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to Jerry and his family at this time of deep loss. Duke & Noel West

  5. So sorry to hear of Mary Kay’s passing . She was a wonderful person. She used to walk in the neighborhood & would often stop to talk. She was a wonderful neighbor to my Aunt Rose. She will be missed.

  6. Sending sincere sympathy to Jerry, family and siblings. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ken and Darla Ogle

  7. Jerry, Peggy, Paul, Emily and family: I am so heart broken and so deeply, deeply sorry for your loss. No words can help the pain we feel when we lose a friend or loved one. As I just read the other day: Death takes our body, God takes our souls. Our minds hold our memories and our faith lets us know we’ll meet again. The Lord truly took another angel home.

  8. Candle Selection 8I always loved seeing Mary Kay at the Angelo Family Christmas Parties. She was such a ray of sunshine and was so sweet to Robb and me. We’ll miss her!

  9. Candle Selection 8Our sympathy to the Angelo and Barnabei families at the passing of Mary Kaye. There was never a time that I ran into her that her infectious smile and kindness did not make my day. What a beautiful person. May she rest in peace. 🕊️
    Donna Zahn and the Zahn Family

  10. Candle Selection 1My thoughts and prayers to the family of Mary Kay I knew her well we were part of the great Terrace Heights gang for many many years God bless

  11. Candle Selection 6Jerry & Families, We are so very sorry for your loss. Mary Kay was a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile could light up a room. Our family has a lot of memories of her & think of all of you as family. You have our deepest condolences. May your treasured memories bring you all peace & comfort during this difficult time.Heaven gained a special angel. RIP Mary Kay & may you have eternal life.🙏🏼❤️😇

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Mary Kay will always hold a special place in my heart – she never let me down.

  13. May the Holy Spirit be with Jerry, Stacy, Charles, Christina, and all the family. Mary Kay’s smile and laughter will be missed by many. I pray that the Lord will hold you all and grant you compassion and love. We believe we will meet her again with Jesus. Love and prayers- Patti Barnabei ❤️🙏✝️

  14. Charles and Family,


  15. Candle Selection 2Barnabei Family
    I am so sorry to hear of MaryKay’s passing. I remember her as a sweet young girl. My prayers for peace for all of you. God Bless You all and send healing grace and peace.

  16. Wishing the family stength and peace during this difficult time. Mary Kay was the kindest of souls who always offered a positive outlook on challenging situations. I will always remember her warm and welcoming smile.

  17. To Jerry and all the family,
    We are so heartbroken to get this sad news. So many fond memories of Mary Kay from days at the Alatis and Psaros homes, bowling leagues, Weir High soccer games, etc. If only this world had more like her! Our sincerest condolences at this most difficult time and unbearable loss.
    Kathy and Stathis Alatis

  18. We are so sad and heartbroken 💔 Such a kind, beautiful soul. I will cherish the memories of our friendship. I’ll miss your smile and laughter and will miss you deeply. To Jerry, Christina, Stacy , Charles and your families, sending lots of prayers, hugs and love. 🙏🙏♥️

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jerry, and all the Angelo and Barnabei family members grieving the loss of Mary Kay. She will be missed by so many!

  20. Candle Selection 2I was so saddened to hear the news this morning. My deepest condolences to the family. MK will always be so special to me, as she will be with so many of her FedEx family.

  21. Jerry and family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God bless you all during this difficult time.


  22. Mary Kay was such a wonderful person. I have such fond memories of working with her at FedEx. Always willing to help with a smile on her face. It breaks my heart to hear of her sudden passing. My sincere condolences to her family. You are in my prayers.

    Celly Surmacz

  23. Candle Selection 8I remember when Mary Kay turned my name into news seven and Jim Forbes and his cameraman came to the house to do a story on me about my cancer and my best friend came down with her. I will never forget her and how she brought me tacos after my surgery. She will be missed and she is loved forever. She was the most beautiful person inside and out and a wonderful person you ever would want to meet.

  24. Candle Selection 2We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mary Kay, such a beautiful soul! Sending our thoughts and prayers for the whole family and asking our Dear LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST to continue to give you strength to endure.
    May her memory be eternal and May her soul dwell in HIS Heavenly Mansion with all the Blessed.

  25. So sorry to hear this! I worked with Mary Kay at FedEx. She was such a nice person and so much fun!!! May she rest in peace! 💙🙏🏻

  26. Candle Selection 8I am saddened to hear of Mary Kay’s passing. She was a great coworker with an incredible smile. My heartfelt condolences to her family. Prayers of strength and healing during this difficult time.

  27. Angelo and Barnebei families, Mary Kay was one of a kind, always had a smile and will be truly missed by many. Deepest sympathy, Pam Zgurski and family

  28. Angelo and Barnebei families, Mary Kay was one of a kind, always had a smile and will be truly missed by many. Deepest sympathy, Pam Zgurski and family

  29. Our hearts are broken. She will live in our hearts forever. Deepest condolences.
    Jimmy and Linda Petrelle

  30. Candle Selection 5Em and family,
    My heart breaks for you all. Mary Kay was a light to all who knew her. May you find peace and comfort knowing many are lifting you in prayer. God bless~
    Kay Fenske

  31. Candle Selection 1Stacy, Christina and the Angelo Family,

    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother, and aunt.
    I really did not know her, but I knew her brother Jim whom I went to school with at Broadview Elementary School and Weir High School. God Bless You All.

  32. Candle Selection 4Family of Mary Kay,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May she rest in please. She was such a wonderful, beautiful and kind women. With sympathy and prayers. God Bless

  33. Candle Selection 1Dear Peggy, Emily and all the family: I was so very saddened to see of Mary Kay’s passing. Please know of my heartfelt sympathy and prayerful support as you grieve this tremendous loss!
    Love & prayers, Stan

  34. Candle Selection 6Mary Kay was one of my favorite people at FedEx. She was so welcoming when I was new in the office, and she as a kind person to go when I needed someone to talk to. I hope Mary Kay’s family finds comfort in knowing how truly wonderful she was to everyone.

  35. Dear Jerry and family: I was heartbroken to learn about Mary Kay’s passing. I was privileged to work with her for a time in Weirton Steel’s legal dept. She was one of the most wonderful people that I ever knew.

  36. Jerry,
    I am very sorry to learn of Mary Kay’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I pray that God provides you strength to help you during this difficult time.

  37. Candle Selection 8So very sorry for your loss. Mary Kay was legendary at FedEx. She was a sweet and compassionate woman. Always watched over all of us. I know she adored her family.

  38. Peggy, Emily, Jerry and all the family, So very sorry for your loss. Even though I haven’t seen Mary Kay for many years, she was truly unforgettable. Always warm and smiling.

  39. Very sorry to hear about her passing. She was kind to everyone unconditionally and will be missed by many. She made a difference and it was appreciated……

  40. We are sorry to hear about Mary Kay. The video is a beautiful tribute of a life well lived. Condolences to the family. May she rest in peace with the Lord.

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