Eugene Magnone, 90, of Benwood, departed this world on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Ohio Valley Medical Center.
Born January 31, 1927, in Belmonte Calabro, province Cozenza, Italy to Pietro and Antonia Pate Magnone, he emigrated to America at the age of 19. Eugene and his wife, the former Armanda Muscedere, were married for 64 years. He was a car inspector for the B&O /Chessie System Railroad out of the Benwood yard, having also served the B&O in Keyser, Parkersburg, and Fairmont, WV. He was a member of the Garibaldi Lodge, the Sons of Italy, the Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong member of St. James Catholic Church in McMechen. A hard working man, he will be remembered for his tireless renovation of old homes, his large vegetable gardens, and his winemaking.
Eugene was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife in July 2016, brothers-in-law Mike and Pete Muscedere, sister-in-law Piacentina Muscedere, niece Linda Marzano, and his beloved granddaughter Lauren A. Eaton. Surviving are his daughters Toni(Bob)Eaton of Martinsburg, WV; Maria(Scott)Walls of Morgantown, WV; his sons Pete(Kate)Magnone of Charlotte, NC; and Eugene(Lorella)Magnone of Bethlehem, WV with whom he currently resided; grandchildren Amanda(Andrew)Long of Winchester, VA; Michaela(Josh)Garrett of Morgantown, WV; Kenny Hall and Meghan Hall of Morgantown, WV; Adriana Magnone and Gina Magnone of Bethlehem, WV; Jia Magnone of Charlotte, NC; and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters- in- law Antonette DeSantis and Giulia Muscedere, brother-in-law Teobaldo DeSantis all of Aliquippa, PA, two special cousins; Mary Jane Bellanca and Angie Giannetta, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from Noon until 6 pm, Sunday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Monday, January 22, 2018, at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with the Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
To the family of Zio Eugenio,
He was one of the nicest men we’ve ever known – kind, sincere, and unbelievably devoted to his family…A perfect example for all to follow and most certainly remember.
We are sorry we did not find out of his passing until recently.
Our most heartfelt condolences to his entire family.
Vi offriamo le nostre piu’ sincere e sentite condoglianze,
Domenico & Gina Di Bacco e famiglia
e mamma Teresa (Pulice) Di Bacco
He was a fine man. Aside from seeing everyone in church, I remember when he & your Mother would stop by the farm to pick plums. many years ago. I wish I could have stayed longer to ‘catch up’ after all these years. My deepest condolences. Dan Fisher 304-905-6668
Pete and family, sorry for your loss .
What a man! Great memories of Mr Magnone. Loved his sense of humor. I regret that I can’t be there to help celebrate his life. I will always smile when I think of him. May Gooun all prof you with his Grace and Love
Dear family: I remember as a small child all the wonderful visits at Cousin Eugene and Amanda home. My parents had a special bond with them and passed it on to me. I remember his laughter and tasting the supersaut and dried green olives. ! It is a spicy Italian dried meat, that we learned to love. My husband Joe makes it now and family and friends love it! A special Magnone tradition being passed down. Eugene always had a story to tell, a man of wisdom and much love. My mom ( Angie and Aunt Mary Jane ) viewed him like a older brother, who they grew up with. Thank you Eugene for all the special times we shared and I’m sure my dad ( Tony-Red ) was standing at the gates waiting for you with a smile! May your children keep spreading your Magnone legacy with pride and much love. Love you, Patti ( Giannetta ) Barnabei
mr magnone was a great guy . he always took time to talk with me when I was growing on Ashland ave he was a kind loving person and the most hard working person I have ever known rip mr magnone
My deepest sympathy for Mr. Magnone’s loved ones. He was such a dear man, devoted to his family and a hard worker. Prayers that he is united with his dear wife. May God bless and comfort his family~