Clara Zaccagnini Vetula

January 2, 1923 - August 31, 2008

01/02/1923 - 08/31/2008

Past Services

Friday September 05, 2008
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Saturday September 06, 2008
10:00 am
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 Da | Directions
Saturday September 06, 2008
10:00 am
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Fairpoint, OH

Clara Zaccagnini Vetula, 85, formerly of Fairpoint, Ohio, died Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Duke-Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, NC.

She was born January 2, 1923 at Fairpoint, Ohio, a daughter of the late Jess and Grace Delcotto Zaccagnini.

Clara was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Women’s Club and the Polish American Club, all of Fairpoint.

In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Vetula, two brothers; Louie and Mario Zaccagnini and a sister, Lena Hrica.

Surviving are three daughters; Carolyn Ron Balog, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Grace Holcomb and Monica Curtis Cash, both of Raleigh, NC, five grandchildren; Ron Kim Balog, Chris Lisa Balog, Chad Holcomb, Paul Cash and Katelyn Cash, four great-grandchildren and her sister, Grace Bizarri of Fairpoint.

Friends will be received from 2-8 PM, Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950, where a vigil service will be held at 3 PM.

A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10 AM Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Fairpoint, with Father Thomas Graven, the celebrant.

Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Fairpoint, Ohio.

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Dorothy Juriga Edgar
8 years ago

Carolyn, Grace and Monica,

Sorry about your loss. A very close friend of my Mom and a great neighbor to all. In grade school, I loved doing housework for all the women in the neighborhood especially ironing all your dresses and helping you Mother with chores. My sympathy to you and your families.


Mary Ballog Melton
8 years ago

Carolyn, Grace Jo & Monica,

Please know how very sorry I am to hear about your Mother. I remember all of the goods times that we had together at your home. Hope that all of you are well and I will keep you in my prayers.

From my heart to yours,


Patsy Slawski, Mark & Veronica Slawski , Elisabeth & Sandra Spernoga, Mary Jo & Omid Karimnia
8 years ago

Carolyn, Grace Jo & Monica,

I will miss Aunt Clara. She was always a favorite aunt. She was also the last of Mom’s immediate family. To think I’ll never again taste that wonderful home-made spaghetti. I can remember leaving her house with a nice spaghetti dinner and Dad’s car, with all of us in it, died right outside of Fairpoint. Were we upset? Nah! We settled back and polished off the spaghetti with a chicken bone. Some great memories! She was wonderful.

Love and prayers to all of you,

Patsy & Family

Janet & Bruno DiFelice
8 years ago

Carolyn, Grace, and Monica;

Bruno and I send our deepest condolences. We are sorry that we cannot attend Clara’s funeral.

We loved Clara. She passed away with a loving family at her side.

Our love, Bruno and Janet DiFelice

Tessa Ellis Martinez
8 years ago

Clara was always good to everyone. When I got married 2 years ago, she sent me salt and pepper shakers that she had that belonged to my Grandma. That was the best wedding present I received!! I think of Clara and my Grandma every time I look at them.

Richard Holcomb
8 years ago

Clara was the “model” mother-in-law for me, and the best grandmother for my son, Chad. Her love never wavered throughout the years. I will always hold the special memories of our trip to Italy near to my heart. She was a good lady that loved to please others with her graciousness and fantastic meals. I will miss her.

Sandy Saboley
8 years ago

Dear Carolyn, Grace, Monica and Family,

We are sending our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom, Clara. I know she will be missed by family and friends. Your video tribute was beautiful. Clara would have loved it. Thanks for sharing the memories. May those memories help to comfort you in the days ahead. God bless!

From Old Fairpoint friends,

Sandy and Helen Saboley

8 years ago

monica .carolyn.gracejoe sorry we couidnt be there .we LOVED aunt clara and we will all meet again someday love you all tellevery body where thinking of you will call soon

Dan L. Badia
8 years ago

Monica, Carolyn and Grace

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother Clara. Your mother was always a special person to me – I shall always remember her warm smile and generous and giving heart. We all loved her and shall miss her very much. Her nut bread was to die for and her homemade Pasta Stracchiwas out of this world.

May the Lord comfort you and your families in the days ahead for the loss of this strong,loving and giving Italian Lady.

Love you all

Dan Badia

8 years ago

Monica, Grace, and Carolyn:

I’m so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful lady!! Always had a big kiss to plant on your cheek. She will be missed.

May God bless and comfort you.

Mary Gray
8 years ago

Monica, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Mary

Cindy Zewe
8 years ago

Monica~My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing the wonderful photographs of your mother.

Cindy Zewe

Sonnia Cummins
8 years ago

My Aunt Helen sent me your Mothers obit. and I think we r cousins. My Grandmother was Blanch Vetula from Fairpoint. She married Joe Klejko moved to Chicago. My mother was Wanda.Kalonick formaly from Adena. my address 3334 Parker Dearborn, Mi 48124 Love to hear from you. I remember some real pretty blond girls from Fairpoint. Could that be you???????? Grampa’s house was the 2 story across from a big coal mound that’s not there now but the house was the last time I was there. My Uncle Ed was a mailman and lived in St Clairsville. We have to be related. I’m so sorry about your loss………….Sonnia

Nancy &Harold Schumacher
8 years ago

Our prayers are with youCarolyn and family and may God be your comfort as time will heal this great lost .

Carla Pasi
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the presences of friends and family along with good memories comfort you.

Linda Steen
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Monica, as well as the rest of your family.

Clark and Linda Steen

Francine Klejko
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. My name is Francine Klejko Shenberger, my grandmother was Blanch and grandfather Joseph. My father was Emil Klejko and my mother is Dolores Slavik Klejko. I do believe we are all cousins. Please get in touch if you would like. Again, so sorry for your loss

Jerry and Becky Fitzgerald
8 years ago

Thinking of you Monica. Fitz and Beck

Rolling Thunder NC-4
8 years ago

To the family of Mrs.Vetula, our most sincere condolences. In lieu of flowers, a donation has been sent to the Hospice Care in Raleigh NC that cared for Clara.

Monica is a valued member of our organization & we are all with her & her mom in mind & spirit today.


Art Welch

8 years ago




Darrell & Ann Addison
8 years ago

We love you Monica. Keep your chin up.

Your Mom is a beautiful lady. She is smiling at you.

Love in Christ,

Annie and Darrell

Jean Paglialunga
8 years ago

With deepest sympathy- My prayers go out to all of you during this sad time. Jean Paglialunga Lafferty

Mark Mumley
8 years ago

You have my heart-felt sympathy for the loss of Aunt Clara. May God bless her.

Joe and Bonnie Pruneski
8 years ago

Your mother was always so nice to me. A smile was there for each word that came out of her mouth. I really liked her and enjoyed visiting when she lived in Fairpoint. So sorry, Bonnie