pauline rocchio
Pauline Rocchio, 81, of Weirton, died Monday, April 7, 2003 at the Weirton Geriatric Center. She was born April 9, 1921 in Weirton, daughter of the late Nick and Maria Pirraglia. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, John “Joseph” Rocchio October 12, 1978; brothers Pete and Anthony Pirraglia and one granddaughter, Julie Nutter, in 1983. For 15 years, Pauline owned and operated Pauline’s Department Store and also was employed as an Assistant Manager of JoAnn Fabrics for 10 years. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the 4-Seasons Senior Citizens. She is survived by her son Frank Rocchio of Alpharetta, GA; daughters, Anne Nutter and her husband Philip, Mary DiFonzo and her husband Andrew, Joann Kondik and her husband David, Josette Hudek and her husband Martin all of Weirton, Jeanette Whitlatch and her husband Don of Laguna Beach, CA and Francine Quattrocchi and her husband Frank of Merritt Island, FL; sisters, Rose Orecchio, Minnie Lonchar and Frances Oliver of Weirton. Pauline also has 16 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where a prayer service will be held Wednesday at 3:30PM. Funeral liturgy with mass will be held at 10:30AM on Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Rev. Father Stephen Dube will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with her family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother, Pauline. She was a sweet and gracious lady, and she will be missed. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Kathy & Karl Fodor

  2. Sorry to hear about the death of your mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mike Petrelle

  3. I remember so well when your mom had the store. I was young but remember always wanting to go there. I have some fond memories of your mom. I hope all of you are doing well and at peace because I know that she is at peace with Heavenly Father and our beloved Brother Jesus Christ. Our prayers are with all of you. Love to all, Genevieve, Huck,David and Joseph.

  4. Those dearest to us never really leave; they live on in the way they cared, shared and made us happy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  5. To The Family of Pauline, I have wonderful memories of the years I spent at the deli with Pauline as our landlord. She was wonderful to us and always made me feel like I was a part of the family. I think about those times often, please know you all have my deepest sympathy and that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Mary Ann

  6. Dear, Jeanette and JoAnn, I only wish I new your Mom. She had to be a fantastic person to have had such A great set of twins. Jane and I will be offering our prayers for you and your family. Love Ya, Jeff and Jane Ticich

  7. To the Family of Aunt Pas, Even though I am not able to attend the service for your mother and my aunt, you are all in my thoughts, prayers and heart. I know she is now in a better place & pain free. It has been a long struggle for her and her family. Now all is at rest and peace. I send my love to each and every one of you and pray that this is a celebration of a new life for her. Much love, Your cousin, Jeannette Oliver

  8. Dear Josette and family, You have my deepest sympathies in the passing of your mother. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

  9. My deepest sympathy goes to the Rocchio Family. I am sorry distance keeps me from attending the services. I remember Mrs. Rocchio, who was so very kind and friendly. A special message to Joann and Jeanette..please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts during this hour of your grief. God Bless you. Donne

  10. Dear Jeannette, Joanne & family: A brief note to convey my sympathy. I will remember you all in my prayers. Stay close to one another…the greatest testimony of your mother’s love for each of you lives in each of you. Annetta

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