Lorraine Barth

Obituary of Lorraine Marie (DeFazio) Barth

Lorraine Marie (DeFazio) Barth, 91, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2024 at the Bridgeport Healthcare Center. She was born on February 14, 1933 in Monongah, a daughter of the late Cosimo and Guiseppina (Josephine) Ribera DeFazio who had immigrated from Naples and Sicily. She was a 1951 graduate of Monongah High School. In 2016, Lorraine was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Walter L. Barth. She will be deeply missed by her children, Darletta Stout and husband Steve of Bridgeport, WV and Ron Barth and wife Linda of Chicago, IL. Lorraine adored her five grandchildren, Natalie Wandelt (Chris) of New York, NY, Emilee Yurish (Matt) of Bridgeport, Stephen Stout (fiancé Connie) of Bridgeport, Ryan Barth of Chicago and Eric Barth of Chicago. She was also blessed with three great grandsons, Wyatt Yurish, Austin Wandelt and Kayce Yurish. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her six older siblings. They were John DeFazio, Joe DeFazio, Eugene DeFazio, Goldie Lipinski, Katie Manley and Anne Lowery. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Lorraine was Roman Catholic by faith. She and her husband served on various committees and took two memorable trips to Italy with their church family. They loved to travel and especially enjoyed following the Mountaineers, making vacations out of bowl games. They were very fond of country music and spent numerous summers at Jamboree in the Hills with their close friends. Lorraine played bingo from her early days through her time of extended care. Until recent years, she was always up for a road trip to the casino. Lorraine loved cooking and was the happiest when family and friends were gathered around the kitchen table. She found great joy in lending an ear, sharing stories and talking football. Lorraine's family would like to extend special thanks to her caregivers at Bridgeport Healthcare who treated her with kindness and loved her spirit and her entertaining personality. The family has entrusted the arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV 26330. Friends will be received on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 12-2pm. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 2pm with Reverend Dr. Ken Ramsey officiating. A private service of committal will be held for family at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Monongah. Online condolences may be made at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.