Maria Drennan

Maria Caruso Drennan, 57, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA.

Born January 20, 1960, in Calabria, Italy, she was a daughter of Joe and Candida “Candy” Santoro Caruso.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Gina and Lena Caruso.

Maria’s life revolved around being a wife, mother and mimi. Her grandchildren were her world and she volunteered for anything her grandkids were involved in. She was a Catholic by faith and a member of the Weirton Moose Lodge 688. Maria was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband Rick Drennan, whom she married on December 27, 1984; daughters, Melissa Thomas (Chris) of Weirton and Susan Drennan of New Hampshire; brother, Frank Caruso (Lisa) of Wellsburg, WV; sisters Mena Johnson (Phil) of Colliers, WV, and Joann Ortitay (John) of Avella, PA.; grandchildren, Trent Ferrelli, Sara Hinman, Andrew and Greyson Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Reverend Bob Macek will officiate. Entombment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee.

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