SACCO, Virginia A. (DeFazio), 93, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born April 5, 1923, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Salvatore “Sam” and Assunta (Capobianco) DeFazio. She was a graduate of Wheeling High School, Class of 1941. She was a legal secretary for the former Schiffler Law Office following graduation from high school. She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling, a member of the Italian American Club Ladies Auxiliary, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, a former member of the Christian Mothers, and was the former secretary of the West Virginia State Road Commission District 6.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando A. Sacco, and two sisters, Edith Kotlas, and Adelina Bernard.
She is survived by two sons, Orlando “Lanny” (Carole) Sacco of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Greg Sacco of Wheeling; one daughter, Gina Marie Sacco Wilson (Dr. Robert Wilson Jr.) of Gaithersburg, Md.; one sister, Helen Chiazza of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Kristin Marie (Dale) Smith, Kevin Matthew (Lori) Sacco, Megan Kathleen (Jason) Bailey, Adrienne Marie Wilson, and Rachel Elizabeth Wilson; five great grandchildren, Caroline Smith, T.J. Sacco, Kelsey Smith, Sadie Bailey, and Luke Bailey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 4-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11 am at St. Joseph Cathedral with Msgr. Kevin Quirk officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601 and to the Catholic Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 or through www.TreasuredMemoriesFunding.com
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com