January 2, 1935 ~ July 1, 2020
Vincent Gurrera, 85, of Weirton passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Weirton Medical Center.
Vince was born on January 2, 1935, the firstborn son to Joseph “Sam” and Dora Gurrera.
He grew up in Weirton and graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central in 1954. After high school, Vince enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served from 1954 until 1962. In July of 1961, Vince married Madeline DiLullo, and together they raised a family of three daughters and two sons.
To provide for his family, Vince worked at the Weirton Steel for 29 years and did plumbing, bricklaying, and construction on the side. His wife, Madeline, took care of the home while being a laundry supervisor for 17 years.
Vince and Madeline found enjoyment in camaraderie with their friends at the Knights of Columbus, and BPOE 1801. Vince was a Fourth Degree Knight and was an Honorary Life Member, and Past Exalted Ruler of the BPOE Lodge 1801 and the Past State President of the Elks and his wife Madeline was the State First Lady of the Elks.
Most notably, nothing was more important to Vince than his family. Even though he worked two or three jobs to provide for them, he never missed an event that his children or grandchildren participated in. No questions asked, Vince saw things in black or white, and he was all about family.
In addition to his parents, Vince was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline; his daughter, Nikki Jean Butto; and his brother, Phil Gurrera.
Vince will be remembered with love by his sons Vince and Joe (Leslee) Gurrera; daughters Debi (Lou) Yakunich and Lisa (Gary) Reitter; son in law Nick Butto; grandchildren, Luke Yakunich, Jennifer (Mira) Aboussaad, Darcy Zorbini, Michael (Mary) Butto, Heather (Jason Randalson) Gurrera, Emily, Anthony, and Angelo Gurrera; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Rich (Diane), George (Stephanie), Thomas (Mary)Gurrera; and sister in law, Pauline Gurrera.
Private family visitation will be held on Saturday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton.
Entombment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the BPOE 1801 PO Box 269 Weirton, WV 26062
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My sympathy and prayers go out to everyone. I am saddened by the loss of a loving father, husband, and supporter of Madonna HS.
Our deepest sympathy to Vince Gurrera’s family. A very pleasant man with the nicest smile. May he Rest in Peace. Sincerely Mike & Marlene Runkel
So sorry to hear of Vince’s passing. I will always remember the good times I spent with him, and the smile on his face. May all the good shared memories and all the love he gave warm your heart and soul. God bless you all. Becky Anderson. P S. I am sure Madeline & Nikki welcomed him into heaven.
So very sorry for your loss. I have great memories of your dad which brings a smile to my face every time. We had a lot of laughs at the Weirton Elks With sincere sympathy Shelley and Jim Pearson
Our warmest condolences,
May Eternal Light shine on him. ✝️ Prayers for God’s comfort during this difficult time. Chuck & Lori Ballato
Debi, Vince, Joe: I am so sorry for your loss. I so loved your parents and Nikki. Your dad was always so ornery and so much fun…can you image the 3 of them together again?! Everyone is in my prayers.
We’re so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He is celebrating with your mom and Nikki. Sending our prayers to all of you. Tim and Angela Carpini Reinard
Debbie & family, so very sorry for the loss of your father. He was a great man, You have my deepest condolences & will be in my thoughts & prayers. May your memories bring you peace & comfort. Jody (FERRISE) Knafler
I had the privilege of being State Chaplain for Vince when he was State President. Vince was the first State President to stay at the south camp for the entire week and also the north camp. We stayed in my 1984 VW Westy Camper. I loved them both. I could hear Madeline say to him what took you so long . They are finally together again. May the Lord be with the entire family during this time of sorrow.
Lisa, Vince and family so very sorry for the loss of your father. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 💞
My sympathy to the entire Gurrera family especially my buddy Joe. Remember the great times at birthday parties and basketball games. Always had kind supportive words for all the guys and girls. Wish everyone the best. Michael Spinella
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Vincent Gurrera, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Vincent Gurrera, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
To The Entire Gurrera Family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Father. What a great guy. We have so many fond memories of visiting with him at the Weirton Elks. May he have eternal rest.
Gone but never forgotten. With love, Jerod and Keriann Gurrera
My condolences to the Gurrera family.
In memory of Vince Gurrera Sr. Thank you for the great memories that will keep you alive in our hearts forever.
Joe and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Such a nice man, will be truly missed. Mark Jenkins
Our deepest condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏
Dear Gurrera family, You have my prayers and sympathy for your dad’s passing. He has begun his glorious new life.
Vince, Heartfelt condolences. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers for you all during this difficult time. Mary (Carpini) Lyons
Debi, Vince, and Joe, My deepest sympathy to you and family. We’ve lost another really good guy. Your dad and mom were both such wonderful people and now are reunited for eternity. May God Bless you all.
Vince, Joe, Lisa & Debbie~ A friend recently was talking to me about losing my father and told me “ if he wasn’t such a great it wouldn’t hurt so much.” That is so true for all of us, as we were blessed and lucky to have such wonderful fathers. My heart is heavy for you all at this sad time. Pam Zagula
So sorry to hear about your dad he was a very good man always enjoyed cooking wings with him at the elks he will be missed dearly God bless the family. Carla and Dave Kendall
FROM ALL THE SADLER’S TO ALL THE GURRERA’S, DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
Debi and Lou as well as all of the Guerrera family, you are in our prayers during this time of loss for your family.
To The Family: It is with deep sadness that I just learned of the passing of Vince. I grew up with most of Vince’s younger brothers as I only lived about a block from them. I pray that God will give each of you comfort and peace during this time. Jimmy Ross