by Paul Adkins
LOGAN, W.Va. — Mary Rose Varacalli, 71, of Logan, departed this life Friday evening, December 28, 2012, at her home.
Born May 8, 1941, in Logan, she was a daughter of the late Dominick and Nathalyn Codispoti Varacalli. Also preceding her in death was her brother and his wife, Joseph and Donna Wiggins Varacalli; one nephew, Robert Varacalli, and a niece, Donna Lynn Varacalli.
Miss Varacalli retired as a school teacher for the Logan County Board of Education having taught for 39 years; she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and was a former Teacher of the Year. She was a graduate of Marshall University where she earned a Master’s Degree plus. A member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, she served as both secretary and organist for the church and she was Children’s Choir Director. She was also a member of the NCTA.
Survivors include her aunt, Martha Cody, with whom she resided; sister, Barbara Buskirk of Logan; two brothers, Leonard of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Frank of Circleville, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Susan Coriell, Julie Clark, Natalie Buskirk Murphy, Paul, Chris and Joey Varacalli, Rhein Barton and James Dominick Buskirk; great-nephews and nieces, James Ryan Buskirk, Kaitlyn Buskirk, Brenna Buskirk, Jackson Clark, Conor Varacalli, Logan Varacalli, Hunter Harrell, Cole Harrell, Daniel Varacalli, Caleb Varacalli, Kailyn Varacalli, Isabella Clark, Sophia Murphy, and Ashley Varacalli; god-daughter, Rachel Fortune, and a host of other relatives and special friends.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 31, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Yesu Golla officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Honaker Funeral Home where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers include Leonard Varacalli, Paul Varacalli, B. J. Picklesimer, Robert K. Stidham, Gary Hilton and David Waggnor.
Honorary pallbearers include Major James D. Buskirk, Johnny Yacomino, Frank Varacalli, Dale Murphy and Harold Stambaugh.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of the arrangements.
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