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Despina “Tess” Dalesio

Despina “Tess” (Leontaris) Dalesio, 92 of Follansbee, WV died peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Brightwood Center surrounded by her children.

Born on April 17, 1927 in Weirton, WV a daughter of the late Christ and Anna (Pastra) Leontaris. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Dalesio, her brother, Michael Leontaris, and four sisters, Sophie Smith, Ethel Kontos, Ethina Butto, and Audrey Avouris.

Tess graduated from Weir High School in 1945. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Tess is survived by two loving children, Mark Dalesio of Weirton, WV, and Jackie Dalesio of Follansbee, WV, her sister, Betty of Fontana, CA ; and four grandsons, Jack, Jeffrey, Stephen, and Johnathan.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27 from noon until time of funeral liturgy of the Word at 2 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV with the Rev. Fr. Dan Pisano, officiating.

Entombment will follow in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens in Follansbee, WV.

Condolences may be sent to mullenbachfh.com.