Mary

  Mary “Mimi” Casarcia Ceglie, 70, of Follansbee, went home to the Lord on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, surrounded by her family after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Mimi worked for Catholic Community Services—now Catholic Charities West Virginia—in Follansbee and Wheeling for 25 years as a social worker and as a case manager in the Medicaid Waiver Program. She also organized the Christmas Basket Program in Weirton and did her best to help those who were less fortunate. She was also a member of St. Anthony Parish in Follansbee. Mimi was born on July 20, 1938, in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of Frank Casarcia and the late Frances Relotto Casarcia. She graduated from Follansbee High School in 1956. She was a member of the Democratic Women’s Club. She was a former councilwoman for the City of Follansbee for over 10 years and was honored with the humanitarian award by the City of Follansbee in 2007. Mimi also supported the local volunteer fire department and Madonna High School in Weirton. Mimi had a love for children and was a wonderful mother and a fantastic cook. She enjoyed all the local cafés and more and playing machines with her friends. Mimi, known as “Me Maw” to her grandchildren, is survived by her loving husband Victor Ceglie, whom she married on June 6, 1959; two sons, Victor Ceglie of Virginia and Richard Ceglie of Florida; a daughter, Audra Ceglie of South Carolina; two sisters, Eleanor Marino and Francine (Mark) Lewis; and a brother, Dominick “Bernice” Casarcia. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, starting with the oldest, Kristen Ceglie of Virginia, Tyler Welsh of South Carolina, Vic and Michael Ceglie of Virginia and her newest, Broderick Broughan of South Carolina, and special nephews, Mark and Franko Lewis. The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Oct. 17 at St. Anthony Church with Father Gary Naegele and Father Pete Giannamore as celebrants. Entombment followed in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens in Follansbee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Follansbee Volunteer Fire Department at PO Box 606, Follansbee, WV 26037. Condolences may be expressed at www.mullenbachfh.com.

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