Mary Rose Spano of Weirton, WV, died Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. Mary Rose was born in Weirton, WV, on September 23, 1932, the firstborn of three daughters to Nunzio and Josephine Reda Veltri. Mary Rose graduated from Weir High School. On June 22, 1957, she married James Spano. Jim worked at the Tin Mill at Weirton Steel, and Mary Rose took care of their home. She also worked outside her home for Dr. Anthny Yurko and Dr. Lupinetti. In their 48 years of marriage, they were blessed with a daughter and two grandchildren. Mary Rose enjoyed bowling with her husband, Jim. She also cherished the many social activities with her husband, including bus trips to WVU games and bus trips with the fun-seekers. Mary Rose enjoyed working the voting polls for over 30 years and spending time at Mountaineer Park having dinner and playing the machines with her lady friends. Most of all, Mary Rose enjoyed spending time with her family. Mary Rose was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Beta Sigma Phi, Four Seasons, ISDA Weirtonian Lodge, AARP, and the Fun Seekers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James on June 24, 2005, and her sister, Gloria McKenna, on May 14, 2016. She will be remembered with love by her daughter, Nancy Coxen and her son-in-law, Larry Coxen; her grandchildren, Lauren Coxen and her fiancé Tim Elick; Brandon Coxen and his fiancé, Emily Prendergast; and her sister, Delores (Tony) LaRosa. Visitation will be Friday 11:00 AM until the noon Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul’s Catholic Cemetery. Share tributes at

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  1. Deepest sympathy…I use to wait on Mary a lot when she came into Kmart yrs ago…. She was always very sweet 😥🙏🏼💔🕊

  2. I am so sorry to see this, Nancy Coxen. Many prayers are being sent your way. May God wrap His loving arms around you and guide you through this difficult time.
    Also deepest sympathy to Mary Jo Zambon and Patti McKenna McCune.

  3. A lifelong friend. She will be missed. My sympathy and prayers for her and to her family🙏✝️

  4. So sorry to Mary’s family & friends, she was a beautiful & kind lady, with a huge smile, May she RIP forever ♾ 🙏🌸🙏🌺🙏

  5. Life keeps happening and now Mary has moved on to Heaven, which she earned the right for. What a life well lived mostly in Weirton. Our family has so so many memories of Mary. I’m pretty darn confident that there’s a gang of women, cousins and friends, in Heaven playing cards or playing the slots by now. God Bless you, Mary, and may you Rest In Peace after a life well lived. My condolences to Nancy, Larry. Brandon, Lauren, Aunt Dolores, and all her family and friends. Love you, Mary.

  6. Nancy and family, We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. She was such a beautiful woman – inside and out! We especially enjoyed seeing her at the family reunion every year — she’ll be missed! Cherish all your wonderful memories and know that she is happy to be with your dad again! Love, your cousin Sam & Chris

  7. Nancy and Family, I offer my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. I have such fond memories of her growing up on Greenlawn. Most recently when my father was in Weirton Medical I saw your mother in the parking lot and she took the time to stop me and ask me how my father was doing. Such a loving and compassionate woman.

  8. Nancy and family, we are so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a sweet woman, always so kind . Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. God bless you my friend.

  9. Our deepest condolences to Mary’s family. Mary was a beautiful person who was always incredibly sweet, kind, and generous to our family. Eternal rest in the peace and the glory of our Lord be granted to you, Mary, and may perpetual light shine upon you. We will always remember you. With heartfelt sympathy and love, Domenico and Gina Di Bacco, and daughters Sofia-Teresa, Lucia, and Valentina Di Bacco

  10. Sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be missed. Rest In Peace Mary. Harold, Teresa Bruno McCombs and Frank Bruno

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