Rosemary Provenzano

PROVENZANO, Rosemary A., 74, of McMechen, W.Va., died Sunday, January 15, 2012 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born October 7, 1937 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Anthony and Teresa Anastasia Ralbusky.

Mrs. Provenzano was a homemaker and a member of St. John Catholic Church, Benwood.

She spent her life as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert A. Provenzano, in 2008; a daughter, Mary Theresa Provenzano; a sister, Joycelyn Ralbusky.

Surviving are a brother, Anthony Ralbusky of Glen Dale, W.Va.; four children, Joseph (Leslie) Provenzano of Florence, S.C., Maria (Thomas) Heim of Felton, Pa., Joycelyn Adkins of McMechen and Angela Lovett of Triadelphia, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Laura Caruso, James and Joshua Adkins, Tiffany and Brittany Lovett, Robert, Jeremy and Dusty Roeder; two great-grandchildren, Samuel Bryant and Charleston Roeder.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon p.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant.

Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzhimer Foundation.

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Rosemary Provenzano

PROVENZANO, Rosemary, 74, of McMechen, W.Va., passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012, in Wheeling Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-Mc-Mechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.