Dora Elizabeth (Grilli) Orsini, 90, of Wheeling, WV and formerly of Follansbee, WV died peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Welty Home in Wheeling, WV.
Born on August 13, 1929 in Follansbee, WV a daughter of the late Gabriele and Caterina (Cicale) Grilli. In addition to her parents she is preceded death by her loving husband, Liberatore A. “Libby” Orsini who passed away on September 3, 2012, and three brothers, infant, Rudolph, Frank, and Gabriel “Gabby” Grilli, and her sister, Rachel Visco.
She graduated from Follansbee High School in 1947 and went on to graduate from West Liberty State College with her degree in Business Education and then received a masters from the University of Pittsburgh in Business Administration. During her teaching career she taught at Mahan School, Follansbee High School, Brooke High School and ended her career at West Liberty State College as an Associate Professor in the school of Business. In addition to her membership at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee, WV she held many other memberships throughout her life.
Dora is survived by her devoted family, her son, Ronald (Bonnie) Orsini of Steubenville, OH; three grandchildren, Brian Orsini of Bridgeville, PA, Adriana Orsini and Francesca (Bryan) Means both of Las Vegas, NV; a great-grandson, Owen Means; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
There will be no visitation.
A public Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 1017 Jefferson St. Follansbee, WV with the Rev. Fr. Jude Perara as celebrant.
Entombment will follow in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens in Follansbee, WV.
Condolences may be sent to www.mullenbachfh.com.