Edith Angela DeFranco

December 17, 1925 - June 2, 2013

12/17/1925 - 06/02/2013

DeFranco, Edith Angela, 87, of Shadyside, Ohio died Sunday June 2, 2013 in Wheeling Hospital Wheeling, WV.

Edith was born December 19, 1925 in Wheeling WV, a daughter of the late Alfred and Angela Spadafora Maruca.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Shadyside, OH.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Alfred Anthony DeFranco in 1996 and two sisters; Mary Maruca and Gloria Tedeschi.

Surviving is a son, Alfred James DeFranco of Charleston, WV and a daughter, Diane Bill Kern of Copley, OH, two sisters; Adeline Leffe of Wheeling, WV and Dorothy Apicella of Shadyside, OH, a sister-in-law, Connie D’Amico of Shadyside, OH, a grand daughter, Jennifer Eric Cooper and a great granddaughter, Lily Diane Cooper, Many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received from 6-8p.m. Wednesday June 5, 2013 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will begin at 10a.m. Thursday at St Mary’s Catholic Church Shadyside, OH.

Interment will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery Wheeling, WV.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Cheryl Layton
7 years ago


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I certainly understand the bond that you shared with your Mom. If there is anything I can do for you or your family, please let me know. Hugs from afar being sent your way…

Love, Cheryl

Pam Hallett
7 years ago

Diane and Family

I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

My prayers and condolences go to you and your family, if there is anything you need please let me know.

Pam Hallett

Ben Teske
7 years ago

Diane, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was certainly shocked to get the note about your moms passing. I trust you have many great memories of traveling back home to see her on the weekends. Let us know how we can be of help in the next few week. Ben.

Mary Jo Kessler
7 years ago

May you be comforted knowing your Mom is now at peace and resting with the Angels in Heaven. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family.