Emma C. Barnabei

BARNABEI, Emma C., 91, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.

She was born May 7, 1922, in Dennison, OH. The daughter of the late Domenico and Ann Frances DiBernando Barnabei.

She was also preceded in death by her son, John A. Blackburn Jr. (June 17, 1971); sister, Mary Barnabei; brothers, Albert, Chester, and Anthony Barnabei.

Emma was a faithful member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. She was retired as a secretary from Starvaggi Industries, Inc.

Surviving are her sisters, Anna Pate and Lillian Ruszkowski; brother, Fred Barnabei all of Weirton, WV.

At the request of Emma, there will be no viewing or visitation.

Funeral Mass followed by Liturgy will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Dean Borgmeyer presiding. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph the Worker Church Memorial Fund, 229 California Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062.

The family would like to thank the staff of Valley Hospice, Inc. for their wonderful compassionate care of Emma during her brief stay.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Weirton, WV. www.steelandwolfe.com.