Joseph F. Figaretti

November 28, 1929 - May 30, 2009

11/28/1929 - 05/30/2009

Past Services

Friday June 05, 2009
11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

FIGARETTI, Joseph F., 79, of Wheeling, died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born November 28, 1929 in Wheeling, son of the late Jack and Rose Montalbano Figaretti. He was an engineer for Consol Energy and a former employee of Figaretti’s Restaurant. He was a member of the Elm Grove Civics and Chi- Chi’s Golf Club. He played baseball for WVU and for the Elm Grove Civics baseball team. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wheeling. He loved golfing and fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife Jeanne Figaretti; two daughters Tamara Jo John Przelenski of Charlotte, NC, and Nanette R. Booth and Ken Smith of Wheeling; one son, Jack A. Figaretti of Pittsburgh; one step – daughter, Denise Pasinetti Tim of Wellsburg, WV; two sisters, Anne DiCocco of Wheeling, and Rose Weeks of Wheeling; four grandchildren, Kristin Booth, Robert Booth, Kyle Przelenski, and Alexandra Przelenski; two step – grandchildren, Jennifer Cory Pasinetti, and Jason Pasinetti; his special friend, George Melnik; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass Friday, June 5, 2009, at 11:00am, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wheeling, with Rev. James McGoldrick S.M. as Celebrant.
He is now golfing in Heaven’s fairways.
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8 years ago

Dad, You were the best father, teacher, provider and supporter. I miss you so much already and please tell Nana & Papa how much I miss them too. Enjoy some zouppa, day old Italian bread, salami and provolone for me and tell papa to quit slurping so loudly: Remember, there’s always room for jello. I miss you Daddy, Love, Your Pumpkin.

Thomas Fankhouser
8 years ago

Dear Cousins,

I am very sorry to hear the sad news.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Fankhouser

Nanette R. Booth
8 years ago

Dear Dad,

I miss you already. I miss your smiling face and funny stories. You rescued me quite a few times. When I had very little money, you were always there with food, but at the same time telling me that I had better clean out my gutters or cut down that big tree beside my house. I think Italians have this thing about tree roots and houses. Rob and I are going to dig up your garlic and share it. Then in September, I will plant it. I remember you the most when I’m outside. I love you, Dad. Love,


Diana Ladomersky
8 years ago

Dear Jack,

I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. May you find comfort and peace with all the memories that he left you and your family.

Jill Figaretti Allen
8 years ago

Dear Nanette, Jackie and Tamara,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the death of your Daddy. He led a wonderful life and I’m thankful that he is now at peace and will not suffer anymore. God bless you all, Jill, Ted, Joey aand Jane

Kristin Booth
8 years ago


I am so happy to have had such a wonderful grandpa. I will always remember our Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, they were so nice! No one will ever beat your cooking! I looked forward to them all year. I feel so blessed to have seen you before you passed. May you rest in peace and I will see you again someday.

Love your granddaughter


Jack A Figaretti
8 years ago

I love you Dad, I always have, I always will. I know you are with Nana and Papa now, please tell them I love them and miss them too. I couldn’t have had a better Dad than you. I have so many memories of you, all of them are coming back to me now.

Chicken, chicken, chicken

Your son, Jack

Joyce Modispacher
8 years ago

Jack,Nan,Aunt Rosie and Family,

My heart goes out to all of you on the loss of your father and brother. I’m sure he will be greatly missed and has left behind a wonderful family and my dear friends.

Love and sympathy,


Barbara A Hinkle
8 years ago

Jack….Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your

family at this time.

John A. Taylio
8 years ago

Joe was a great guy and always had a joke for me at the gym. I will miss his friendly smile most mornings.

Karen and Ray Cappone
8 years ago


We both know the impact of losing our fathers, and our sympathy is with you in your loss. Joe was a good friend and great golfing buddy. He will be missed in many circles around Wheeling. Our prayers are with you. Your life and those of your children are a living legacy to a good man.

David Skiba
8 years ago


So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You have my and my families deepest sympathy, and you are in our prayers.

Dale and Estle Harlan
8 years ago

Our prayers are with Joe’s family and friends.

Jackie Chiazza
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Joe was a very nice man. Paul is on a fishing trip so I am speaking for both of us.

Sincerely, Jackie Chiazza

Janice Ebarb
8 years ago


I was so sorry to hear about your dad. I’ll always remember when he would cook “Riggies” – they were soooo good. You are in Stephanie and my thoughts. Take care.



Radosevic family
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe.Our prayers are with his family and that he rest in peace.

Joe was our best man at our wedding in 1950 in Elm Grove Phil and Joann Radosevic

Bob Kalcevic
8 years ago

With deepest sympathy to the Fiagaretti family. May the Lord accept Joseph and give him a place of honor and may He bless you all and give you peace.