Mildred Vidonic

VIDONIC, Mildred C., in her 98th year, of Benwood, died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at her home.

Born in Wheeling, WV on February 10, 1915, Mildred was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Mary Braun Carney.

Mildred is a graduate of Wheeling High School and the Elliott School of Business, currently a member of St. Alphonsus Parish, a former member of St. Mary’s Parish and St. Ladislaus Parish, retired from the Social Security Administration, where she was an administrative aid for 31 years, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Third Order of Mary, member of the Ladies Guild of South Wheeling, former member of the Rosary Altar Society of St. Ladislaus and a member of NARFE, National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

In the years following Mildred’s retirement, she was active as a Eucharistic Minister to the sick and homebound, and participated in various pro-life organizations. Her Catholic faith was foremost in her interests and activities, marked especially by her strong devotion to the Holy Spirit.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by son, James Albert Vidonic in 1994; husband, Albert G. Vidonic in 2004; two brothers, Paul and Bernard Carney; three sisters, Rose Marie Carney Dunn, Agnes Carney Dobbs and Hazel Carney Flood.

Survivors are her daughter, Sister Jeanne M. Vidonic, S.M. of Benwood who has been her caregiver for the past thirteen years; nieces and nephews and several very good and faithful friends.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling Sunday, February 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. with a private Rosary recited at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Monday, February 4 at 10 a.m. with Rev Frank O’Kruta as celebrant.

Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Grateful acknowledgement is extended to the personnel of Amedysis Hospice who cared for Mildred so graciously and lovingly during the final two weeks of her life.

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