virginia marinacci
Surrounded by her loving family, Virginia Marie Marinacci, 94, of Weirton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born April 22, 1920 in Weirton, she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Mary Cordaro Orlando. She was also preceded in death by her husband Tony Marinacci on February 26, 1983, son-in-law Mark Richards, grandsons Kenneth and Michael Weintraub, brothers Peter, Domenic and Tony Orlando and sisters Elizabeth Santicola, Jennie Crognale and Angela DiBenedetto Mrs. Marinacci was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Virginia enjoyed playing cards and gardening. She also loved hosting holiday parties, cooking and baking. She adored her large family and visiting with family and friends. She was "Grams" to many. She is survived by her sons Anthony "Nutch" Marinacci and his wife Cynthia of Henderson, NV and Mark Marinacci and his wife Cathy of Woodbridge, VA; daughters Shirley Richards of Weirton, Rose Weintraub and her husband Kenneth of Gainesville, VA, Linda West and her husband Robert with whom she made her home in Weirton and Debbie Romanyak and her husband John of Dade City, FL; sister Grace Orlando of Weirton; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandsons and many special nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Manuel Gelido officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Makar and his staff, Weirton Medical Center Staff and the special caregivers of Hancock County Senior Services for years of compassionate care.

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  1. Virginia was one special lady. I had the pleasure of taking care of her for a brief time. Virginia please tell my mom hello for me. I know you are in a better place. Thoughts and prayers Linda, Bob, and family. Virginia will be missed by many.

  2. I remember her playing cards at Rose Frisco’s house. I also remember her coming to our school activities. When I saw Nutch at our class reunion, he reminded me of all the wonderful times with our families! God bless all of you. She was definitely special!


  4. Aunt Virginia always invited me to visit her whenever I was home in Weirton, West Virginia. She was always the best host offering home cooked food, drinks as well as great home made deserts. I will surely miss her. It is very good for this world that her great genes have been passed on to many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with more to come. I wish the very best to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in dealing with their lose.

  5. My condolences to all of the family. My memory of your mom is of a quiet, gentle person. She was always so kind to us neighborhood kids. Regardless of how loud we boys were or how long we played basketball on the street in front of your house she never had a cross word. I can only imagine how noisy we were playing and bouncing the ball at

    all hours. Wetzel Street was

    a great place to grow up. So many happy memories! Mrs. Marinacci

    (I never knew her first name) was a huge part of those happy days. — John Lemasters

  6. My Deepest Sympathy to all of Virginias\’ Family. She was a kind and loving woman. You all where so lucky to have with you for so many years. I m sorry I will not be able to attend services. It would of been nice to see everyone.

    Love and Prayers to All

    Sharon DiDonato Droppleman

  7. My grandmother was an amazing woman. She was loved by all. She was sweet, giving of her time, love and affection. There will be a void in my life and my heart without her. I hope that she will be greeted by Pap, Kenny and Michael. 🙂

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