nicolina casella
Nicolina F. Casella, 82, of Weirton, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Born December 1, 1930 in Sicily, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Catherina Guiffre Traviglia. She was also preceded in death by her husband Carmelo G. Casella on September 19, 2005. Nicolina had a love for sewing and, in her teen years, taught others how to sew. When she and her family moved to the United States, she shared her seamstress talents with her family and friends. As a homemaker, she always enjoyed gardening and singing while she worked around her home. Her favorite past time was cooking baking and having her family join her around the dinner table. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Sons of Italy Antonio Meucci Lodge and Four Seasons Seniors. Nicolina is survived by her daughters Rosaria Steiner and her husband Dwayne of Weirton, Caterina Ramser and her husband Stephen of Upper St. Clair, PA, Phyllis Casella of Weirton and Sonia Papas and her husband Ted of Grove City, OH; grandchildren Joseph Steiner, Carissa (Lew) Kovarik, Stephen (Adrienne) Ramser, Nicholas and Catherine Ramser and Anna and Matthew Papas and great-grandchildren Evan and Aiden Kovarik. Visitation will be held Friday 9 10 AM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will follow at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Anthony G. Thurston officiating. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. To the Casella family,

    We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Casella. She was one of the sweetest and kindest people I knew as a child. While growing up in the St. Joes’ community, she always greeted us Italian children in church with a smile and a kiss….I just assumed she was another “zia”. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Le nostre piu’ sentite condoglianze,

    Domenico & Gina Di Bacco and family,

    and mother, Teresa Di Bacco

  2. Sonia and the Casella family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Casella’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy,

    Michelle Flati Starinsky

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