Ralph J. Durante, 86, of Weirton died Tuesday December 30, 2003, at the Weirton Geriatric Center. He was born on September 22, 1917 in Follansbee, WV, the son of the late Henry Durante and Lisa Rossi Ciccarelli. He was also preceded in death by his step father, Eric Ciccarelli; his wife, Elsie Staffileno Durante on February 8, 2002; his three brothers, Adam Durante, Patsy Ciccarelli, and Joe Ciccarelli; a sister, Annie Polverini. Ralph retired from the Mechanical Department of Timet in 1984. He was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3734. He is survived by his son, Gerald and his wife Lucille Durante of New Manchester; his daughter, JoAnn and her husband Robert Barnabei of Weirton; a brother John Ciccarelli of Weirton; three sisters, Angie Perrone, and Mary Ciccrillo of Follansbee, and Rose Ciccarelli of Akron, OH.; seven grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated 12 noon Friday, at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Monsignor Lawrence Luciana will preside Interment will follow at Saint Paul Cemetery, Weirton Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Jerry and family, sorry to hear of your loss. even though they are old it is still hard to give them up. he was always so very nice to me . My thoughts and prayers are with you. sincerely, Jerry Hamill

  2. JoAnn, Jerry and Families, I was just rereading the newspaper clipping and noticed the bottom. Just want to say how sorry we are for the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful person and always so much fun. He will truly be missed by us all. All our love.

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