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Mary Theresa Arcure, 88, of Fairmont, passed away Thursday (June 1, 2017) at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.
She was born in Fairmont, on Sept. 21, 1928, daughter of the late James and Victoria Garzia Priolette.
Theresa attended Wheeling Beautician School. She started out as a beautician at the former Jones Department Store and then opened her own shop at 618 Fairmont Ave. Fairmont. She was also part owner of Valley Distributing in Fairmont.
She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church and a former member of the St. Anthony's Club at the former St. Joseph's Church, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Nicholas and Lisa Ann Arcure and Michael and DeEtta Arcure, all of Fairmont. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michelle and husband Tanner James of Huntington, Carrie and husband Adam Pratt of Morgantown, Nicholas F. Arcure II and Becky Bennett of Franklin, and Matthew Arcure and Carmen Pennington of Morgantown. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Coleman Pratt, Vivian Jean Pratt, Isabella Arcure and Lucca Matthew Arcure.
Theresa is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Martin Michael and Beverly Arcure of Fairmont, Marjorie Arcure, Joanne (Ronald) Blankenship of Fairmont, Thomas Arcure of Middletown, Ohio, and Josephine Priolette of Fairmont; and a cousin, James Garzia of Fairmont. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James J. Arcure in 2004; one sister, Rose Yerace; and four brothers, Rocco, Joseph, Frank and John Priolette.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Robert A. Perriello as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. A vigil service will be 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.rossfh.com.
Published on June 3, 2017
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