Albert G. "Porky" Berardi, 85, of Shinnston, passed away Monday morning (Sept. 5, 2016) at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born in Clarksburg, April 25, 1931, a son of the late Carmine and Catherine Fetchel Berardi.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Lee Pigott Berardi, whom he married in 1963; two children, Carmine G. Berardi of Shinnston, Susan Lynn Carlton and her husband Graham of Salisbury, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Deidra Edgell and her husband Joe of Shinnston, Kristi Marie Berardi of Wallace, Chace Lee Berardi of Shinnston, Sarah Lynn Carlton and Trey Carlton, both of Salisbury, North Carolina; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Bristol Edgell; one sister, Deloris Signorelli of Clarksburg; brother-in-law, George Pigott and his fiancée Laura Sypolt of Fairmont; many nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Jimmy Mazzie and his wife Annie of Clarksburg.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Mickey Signorelli; and one nephew, David Signorelli.
Mr. Berardi was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was previously employed at the Shinnston Sports Shop, the State ABC Store in Shinnston and Consol Energy, from which he retired in 1992 as a truck driver out of the Monongah shop.
He was raised Catholic and attended the St. Ann Catholic Church in Shinnston. Later in life he attended Jewel City Church, Haywood. Mr. Berardi was a member of the Clarksburg Columbian Club, the American Legion Post No. 31, Shinnston, and a life member of the NRA. He loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed spending time at his hunting camp at Dry Fork and working outdoors at his home.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Perine Funeral Home, 1348 S. Pike St., Shinnston, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday with Pastor Robert Shingleton officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com.
The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Berardi family.
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