OBITUARY

Velma Carolyn Virgili

May 12, 1926January 6, 2019
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Velma Carolyn Virgili, 92 of Mather, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Waynesburg. She was born May12, 1926 in Masontown, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Urbany Valensic. Carolyn was a 1944 graduate of German Township High School and a 1947 graduate of Uniontown School of Nursing. She was the last living member of her nursing class. She worked as a registered nurse for many years at the former Greene County Memorial Hospital in Waynesburg. Carolyn was a member of St. Marcellus R.C. Church in Jefferson. She was an avid reader and listening to audio books, reciting the Holy Rosary with Mother Angelica, watching cowboy shows and westerns on TV, especially Cheyenne Bodie, sewing and being at home with her family. On January 12, 1949 she married Ernest “Big Ern” Virgili, who died March 10, 2005. Surviving are five children, Christine Conrad and her husband Sam of Waynesburg, Andrea Semenoff and her husband Terry of Carmichaels, Patricia Benson of Brownsville, Debra Konosky and her husband Michael, Sr. of Waynesburg, and Ernest Virgili Jr. of Mather; 7 grandchildren, Leighanne Brunell, Nathan Conrad, Amanda Conrad, Katie Morgan, Carrie Beth Konosky, Mike Konosky Jr., and Jennifer Konosky; and 12 great grandchildren. A special thank you to her friend, Shirley and to Rolling Meadows Nursing Home for their care and attention to mom.

  • FAMILY

  • Christine (Sam) Conrad, Daughter
  • Andrea (Terry) Semenoff, Daughter
  • Debra (Michael) Konosky Sr., Daughter
  • Patricia Benson, Daughter
  • Ernest Virgili Jr., Son
  • Leighanne Brunell, Granddaughter
  • Nathan Conrad, Grandson
  • Amanda Conrad, Granddaughter
  • Katie Morgan, Granddaughter
  • Carrie Beth Konosky, Granddaughter
  • Mike Konosky Jr., Grandson
  • Jennifer Konosky, Granddaughter
  • 12 great grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ernie Virgili Jr.
  • Nathan Conrad
  • Miike Konosky
  • Jeremy Brunell
  • Frank Morgan
  • Brennan Matiyasic

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Blessing Service Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Velma Carolyn Virgili

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Patti Young

January 13, 2019

Patty and family - my sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom. A beautifully strong woman, mother, wife and nurse. Patti (Bartus) Young

Rose Whipkey

January 11, 2019

Sincere condolences to all of the Virgili family. I'm a '74 graduate of the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing. I spent my entire nursing career at GCMH (Waynesburg Hospital) I knew Carolyn as one of the great group of "senior" 7-3 nurses I'd encounter as I came on duty 3-11, and when I finally got dayshift worked ('78-79) some with her. A great nurse. So sorry for your loss. I attended mass. Service was beautiful & got to talk with Shirley about her afterwards too which was nice.

Teresa Bellish

January 9, 2019

George and I give our sincere sympathy to your family. Your Mom was a very special lady. May God grant her peace and may the perpetual light shine upon her.

Francine Stassa Giles

January 9, 2019

My condolences to you all for the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of growing up as neighbors. May you find peace and comfort in each other.

Kirk Benson

January 9, 2019

I had the pleasure of being part of the Virgili Family when I was a teenager. I will always have fond memories of the family gatherings. The family was so loving, caring and fun to be around. Carolyn was the mainstay of this family. She was a wonderful woman whom I have very fond memories of.

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Biography

Velma Carolyn Virgili, 92 of Mather, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Waynesburg.
She was born May12, 1926 in Masontown, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Urbany Valensic.
Carolyn was a 1944 graduate of German Township High School and a 1947 graduate of Uniontown School of Nursing. She was the last living member of her nursing class.
She worked as a registered nurse for many years at the former Greene County Memorial Hospital in Waynesburg.
Carolyn was a member of St. Marcellus R.C. Church in Jefferson. She was an avid reader and listening to audio books, reciting the Holy Rosary with Mother Angelica, watching cowboy shows and westerns on TV, especially Cheyenne Bodie, sewing and being at home with her family.
On January 12, 1949 she married Ernest “Big Ern” Virgili, who died March 10, 2005.
Surviving are five children, Christine Conrad and her husband Sam of Waynesburg, Andrea Semenoff and her husband Terry of Carmichaels, Patricia Benson of Brownsville, Debra Konosky and her husband Michael, Sr. of Waynesburg, and Ernest Virgili Jr. of Mather; 7 grandchildren, Leighanne Brunell, Nathan Conrad, Amanda Conrad, Katie Morgan, Carrie Beth Konosky, Mike Konosky Jr., and Jennifer Konosky; and 12 great grandchildren.
A special thank you to her friend, Shirley and to Rolling Meadows Nursing Home for their care and attention to mom.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where a Blessing Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Marcellus R.C. Church, 1340 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, with Fr. J. Francis Frazer as celebrant. Interment to follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.