Loretta Ann Saporito

June 30, 1942 - January 8, 2024

06/30/1942 - 01/08/2024

Past Services

Thursday January 11, 2024
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

Fr. Sam Sacus offciating the vigil at 6pm.

Friday January 12, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Moundsville, WV
Additional Information:

Fr. Sam Sacus officiating the Mass

Friday January 12, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV

Loretta Ann Saporito, 81, of Moundsville WV, died on January 8th, 2024, at home surrounded by her loving family. 

She was born on June 30th, 1942 in Fairmont, WV to Guy and Mary Ann Pacifico Martelli.

From an early age, Loretta knew her calling was to serve the Lord.

Prior to finding the love of her life, she devoted 7 years as a nun with the Sisters of St. Joseph .As a devout Catholic and member of the Secular Franciscans; Loretta spent her time spreading compassion, kindness, and unconditional love.

She was an educator, teaching people in need. She had a warm heart, welcoming smile, and loved good conversations.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death, by her loving husband Guy Saporito Sr.

Surviving are her two loving boys, Guy “Tony” Saporito Jr. of Moundsville WV, and Michael Andrew Saporito of Wheeling, WV; a sister, Doreen Martelli-Branham, sister-in-law Angeline Spino, nieces Kim Wilson, Debbie Huffman, Cathy Secreto, Mary Catherine Saporito, Frank Saporito, and Chris Pulice.

She leaves behind many friends and extended family whom she loved dearly. The family would like to express their gratitude to the physicians and staff of Valley Hospice and Liza’s Place.

Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten!

Friends and family will be received from Thursday, January 11th, 2024 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at 118 Grant Avenue.
Following, on Friday, the 12th, a Christian Mass of Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 11:00 am. After Mass, an interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of contributions, please honor her legacy by excercising random acts of kindness and compassion in your daily lives.

God Bless.


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Joyce Tucker
1 month ago

My sincere condolences to Michael & Tony. Hard to put into words how special I thought your Mom was..but I know that you both knew that. What loving & wonderful parents you were blessed with. She was such a wonderful friend to me over the years as we raised our sons. What great memories of you Michael & our Jeff at Sanford. Peace be with you both as you remember your wonderful Mother❤️

Miriam Kulavik
1 month ago

Tony and Mike, so sad to hear about your mom, she always had a smile and kind words to say, both your parents were such wonderful people. Take care of each other and stay close❤️

Kathy Chavanak
1 month ago

Michael, So sorry for your loss. I never met your mom but by knowing and working with you, I know she had to be an amazing lady. Hugs and prayers.

Alan jafrate
1 month ago

Tony and michael. So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful person. I remember her well. She laid a foundation for ypu boys to live by. I will keep her in my prayers

Mary Helen Marling
1 month ago

Tony and Michael,
So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a great lady and very proud of you boys.
We had alot of fun times watching you guys grow thru the years at SFX and BDHS.
She will be greatly missed but your Dad is welcoming her with open arms.
Take care!❤️

1 month ago

Sending our love and condolences during your time of need. Loretta was an amazing person, as both her sons are as well. She will be deeply missed. She was a great friend to my mother and made anyone smile and feel welcomed when in her presence. She can be a true angel now watching over her loved ones.

Lois Rizzo
1 month ago

To the family of Loretta,
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your beloved Mother ! I met Loretta at The Cathedral many years ago and also went on Retreats with her to The Paul VI Center
She was one of the most kindest persons I’ve ever met!
We know she went straight to Heaven where she is resting in peace!

Mike Davis
1 month ago

Sorry to hear about your Mom. This has got to be a very difficult time for you. She seemed like a lovely person inside and out. Just wanted to offer my condolences and say that I enjoyed our interactions at Reynolds.

Betty Duffy
1 month ago

Tony and Michael,
I taught at Sanford Elementary with your Dad back in the days … I remember when your Mom and Dad married. They bought the house on Center St …I lived up on Mulberry. I remember you two as little guys … and talked with your Mom and Dad often. She really was a lovely, kind person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. The loss of a Mother is a big one! But she is always just a thought, memory away!

Jimmy pickett
1 month ago

Sounds like a life well lived but still too short. Thought and prayers