Laura Lee “Lolly” Jacovetty

January 26, 1938 - September 4, 2022

01/26/1938 - 09/04/2022

Past Services

Saturday September 10, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions
Saturday September 10, 2022
11:00 am
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
2111 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304 232-4353 | Directions

Laura Lee “Lolly” Jacovetty, was called home on Sunday, September 4, 2022, by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to live in paradise for eternity with the Blessed Trinity. She was welcomed home by many family members and friends, but especially by her daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth Jacovetty, who passed away at birth, and her grandson, Tyler A. Jacovetty.

Lolly was born in Wheeling West Virginia, on January 26, 1938, the daughter of Marjorie Lee Williams McKown.

Lolly was preceded to heaven by her mother, Marjorie Lee Williams McKown; her daughter, Marjorie Elizabeth Jacovetty, and her grandson, Tyler A. Jacovetty; and her cousin, but more importantly her lifelong friend, Patricia Kleinedler.

The highlight of her life, besides the birth of her children and grandchildren was, that chance meeting at Wheeling High School with her high school sweetheart and lifelong love Jerry Jacovetty. That chance meeting led to their wedding on June 2, 1956, and thereafter to sixty-six years of life together.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Gerald G. Jacovetty, Sr.; son, Gerald G. Jacovetty, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Catherine; son, Jeffrey J. Jacovetty, and daughter-in-law Bonnie; son John M. Jacovetty, and daughter-in-law Judy; grandchildren Justin N. Jacovetty, and his wife Sarah; her favorite granddaughter, Laura Lee Jacovetty; grandson Jacob V. Jacovetty and his fiancée, Alyssa; and grandson Joseph M. Jacovetty; her brother Gregg Smith, and his wife Jean Smith; along with many lifelong friends.

She was proud of her sons and daughters-in-law, but there was no doubt she was exceptionally proud of her grandchildren. One had to look closely in order to find out that there was a refrigerator behind the tribute she had created over 35 years to each of them through their pictures and acknowledgments of their successes.

She was also proud of being a lifelong resident of Wheeling Island, which she passed on to her sons. She retired after many years of service from Stone and Thomas Department Stores, where she was the manager of the Bridal Registry Department. She helped many, many brides put together their dream weddings. She was also very involved with the family parish Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and School during the 1960s and 1970s. The best advice she passed on was “that you can always find someone in a worse situation than you.”

There will be a Mass of Christian burial at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on September 10, 2022, at 11 a.m., with a visitation hour with the family commencing at 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow immediately afterwards in Church basement.

The Family wishes to thank the staff of Amedysis Hospice and the staff at Park Health for the care each provided to Lolly.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Tyler A. Jacovetty Foundation, Inc. c/o Laura Jacovetty, 8 Poplar Avenue, Wheeling, West Virginia, 26003, which provides tuition assistance for Wheeling Central Catholic students who demonstrate financial need.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Wheeling.

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Richard F. Smith
1 year ago

It has been years since I have seen Lolli and Jerry, but I have fond memories of both of them. My sister Jackie was married to Jerry’s brother Vinny and they had one daughter Christine Jacovetty. Lolli had a kind heart and opened her home to all on north Wheeling Island. Rest in Peace Lolli. You will be missed.

Tom & Michelle John
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Lolly’s passing. Spent some lovely evenings with she and Jerry in our early years with the fire department. She had THE most beautiful blue eyes. Our condolences to Jerry and the family.

Sister Carmella Campione
1 year ago

My sympathy at the death of Lolly. She was a devoted mother to her sons; she was a woman committed to Blessed Trinity School when I served there years ago. She was a hard working woman who served and lead the parents to work for the children in any way possible.
Her smile and laugh made a difference in my life as a teacher and principal at the school.
I pray she is enjoying the love and peace of eternal life with God whom she loved so much.

Sister Carmella
Sister of St. Joseph

Perry and Lynne Stanley
1 year ago

To the entire Jacovetty Family and Friends:
Our deepest sympathies for your profound loss. Many prayers and much love during this difficult time.

Dennis R. Albaugh
1 year ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Jacovetty. Denny Albaugh

Renatha Cornelia
1 year ago

You will be missed more than you could possibly know. You raised three wonderful men and I am so happy that my daughter married one of them. God bless you, love Renatha

David Reinbeau
1 year ago

Mr Jacovetty. Jerry,Jeff and John. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these times. Your mother was a wonderful person who raised a great bunch of men. May God Bless you all.

Terri Tennant Mulkey
1 year ago

My heart is broken…no more telephone calls…no more memories shared about my Mom! My link is now gone to be with her and all the other friends and family. So very sorry for this loss. Please know how much Lolly will be missed. Love y’all ❣️