The Times West Virginian


January 31, 2013

Josephine Pellegrin

Josephine Pellegrin, 91, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2013) at the Arbors Nursing Home of Fairmont.

She was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Coalton. She was the daughter of the late Catherine and Dominick Egidi.

She was married to the late Dominick Pellegrin on Aug. 24, 1940. Josephine attended East Park School and East Fairmont High School. She was formerly employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. and retired from Marion County Schools as a cook at Central School.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Catherine Ann Lavorata, in 2009; a son-in-law, Larry Lavorata, in 2011; and brothers, Joe Egidi, Louis Egidi and Eugene Egidi.

Josephine is survived by her sons, John Anthony Pellegrin, and Richard Pellegrin and his wife Kathern. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Larry Lavorata Jr. and his wife Jill, John Pellegrin Jr. and Leigh Ann, Cathy O’Donnell and her husband Bob, David Pellegrin and wife Amy, Jodie Kiehl and husband Brad, Dominick Pellegrin and Catherine Josephine Pellegrin; and six great-grandchildren, Nicole Kiehl, Anthony Lavorata, Zachary Kiehl, Austin Lavorata, Kyle Pellegrin and Alexander Pellegrin. She is also survived by two sisters, Julie Cimino, and Irene Chicarelli and husband Frank; one brother, Romeo Egidi; and several nieces and nephews.

Josephine was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Fairmont. She spent many years after her retirement taking care of her grandchildren, Dominick and Catherine Pellegrin. She resided with her son, Richard and wife Kathern, for nine years where she enjoyed traveling to Ohio to visit her daughter and family, spending time with all her children and grandchildren, the holidays, a beach trip, dining out and shopping.

The family has entrusted Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, with arrangements. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert A. Periello and the Rev. William J. Kulchinisky as celebrants. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens. A vigil service led by Sister Stella Cronauer will be held in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made in Josephine’s memory to the Marion County Catholic Church of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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