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Joyce Ann Romain, 84, a resident of Bridgeport and a former resident of Philippi, passed away Monday (Oct. 2, 2017) in the United Hospital Center.
She was born July 21, 1933, in Clairton, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late John and Alice (Hughes) Bershok. Joyce was united in marriage on May 14, 1955 to Albert Joseph Romain Sr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2011.
Surviving are three daughters, Geralyn Vavrek and husband Frank of Pennsylvania, Denise Sacchetti and husband John of Fairmont, and Annette Fahrenkopk and husband Roy of California; three sons, Albert Romain Jr. and wife Julie of Fairmont, Andrew Romain and wife Tammy of Morgantown, and Eric Romain and wife Lavonda of Arizona; two sisters, Kathleen Geltko of California and Eileen Marder and husband Carey of Virginia; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
Joyce was preceded in death by infant daughter, Michelle Romain; grandson, Donald Romain; and four brothers, Gerald, Dennis, Kevin and Patrick Bershok.
Joyce was a homemaker, she volunteered at the Barbour County Health Department, the Philippi Farmers Market and Philippi Public Library, and she enjoyed reading romance novels and working crossword puzzles.
Joyce was member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. today at the Wright Funeral Home, 220 N. Walnut St., Philippi. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father James O'Connor as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.
Published on October 4, 2017
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