The Times West Virginian


October 12, 2012

Mary Koreski McDonnell

Mary Koreski McDonnell, 97, of Shinnston, passed away at 10:45 p.m., Tuesday, (Oct. 9, 2012) at West Virginia University Hospitals, Ruby Memorial.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1914, a daughter of the late Joseph Stephen and Ursula Chrepk Koreski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack McDonnell.

Surviving are one daughter, Mickey Arco, Shinnston; one son, Bud McDonnell and his wife Sandy, Shinnston; three grandchildren, Kevin Arco, Mesa, Ariz., Nikki Tetrick and her husband Patrick, Martinsburg, and Heather Stalnaker and her husband Jason, Shinnston; six great-grandchildren, Lee, Sloan and Alex Arco, Phoenix, Ariz., Sydnie and Andrew Tetrick, Martinsburg, and Jack Stalnaker, Shinnston; a sister-in-law, Mary Wunderlich, Lumberport, and her children, Lisa and Susan; sister-in-law, Christine Koreski, Shinnston, and her children, Ed, Tom, Joe and Ursula Koreski and Tina Delaney; sister-in-law, Helen McDonnell and her son Ron McDonnell; other nieces and nephews, Joseph Koreski, Don Secreto, Stephen Koreski, Mary Katherine Pollock, Anntonia Fullen and Mike Medina. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Sam Arco; niece, Monica McCombs; one sister, Sophia Medina; and three brothers, Ed, Steve and Babe Koreski.

She had formerly worked for Rices Drug and G.C. Murphy’s, Shinnston. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Shinnston. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren and cooking meals for Sunday dinner, crocheting and doing word-search puzzles.

Friends may call at the Perine Funeral Home, Route 19 South, Shinnston, from noon-8 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Father Thomas Dagle as celebrant. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Condolences may be extended to the family at The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the McDonnell family.

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