Mario Cipriani

Mario Cipriani

CIPRIANI, Mario “Windy” Palmier, 90, of Follansbee, WV, passed away August 9, 2013 at Golden Oaks Assisted Living, Follansbee, WV, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 25, 1922, in Follansbee, WV, to the late Pasquale and Liberata Cipriani.

He was an Army Veteran in World War II where he was involved with the Battle of the Bulge, and worked as a brick layer for the Weirton Steel Corp. He was member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV, Garibaldi Lodge for 65 years and also the Follansbee Eagles.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sacripanti Cipriani; four brothers, Rudolph, Cesidio “Jake,” Robert and Anthony “Tony” Cipriani; three sisters, Diana Iacuone, Mary Harvey, and Virginia Soplinski.

He is survived by his three sons, Rudy Cipriani and his wife Janet, John Cipriani and his wife Shirley, and Ronald Cipriani and his wife Donna, all of Follansbee, WV; six grandchildren, Ryan Cipriani, Tracy Kasper and Paul, Amy Klug and David, Lorrie McMahon and Scott, Leah Mullins and Jon, and Marco Polo Cipriani; nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 11, 2013, from 3-7 p.m. where a Catholic Vigil service being held at 6:30 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV, with Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant.

Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee, WV, with full military graveside rites by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad.

Online condolences can be made to Reasnerof

A special thank you to Christine Piccirillio and her staff at Golden Oaks Assisted Living, Follansbee, WV, and also Valley Hospice, Steubenville, OH

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.