Verna A. Fuleno, 97, formerly of Riverside Apartments, died the afternoon of Dec. 1, 2008, in Golden Hill Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 31, 1911, in East Rutherford, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Philomena Conti DeAugostine.

She married James F. Fuleno on Jan. 28, 1932. He died Dec. 20, 1989.

Mrs. Fuleno loved baking, cooking and crocheting, but most important to her was having her family around.

She was a member of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish and a former member of the St. Vitus Ladies Guild.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and John Comianos of New Castle; a son and daughter-in-law, Vincent J. and Mary Jayne Fuleno of New Castle; a brother, Lou DeAugostine of New Castle; a son-in-law, Thomas J. Fee of New Castle; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Anna and Charles Ferrese, Mary and Robert McCormick, and Joan Montini, all of New Castle; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucretia Fee; a sister, Nettie DeAugostine; and six brothers, Marion DeAugostine, Alfred DeAugostine, Steve DeAugostine, Frank DeAugostine, Albert DeAugostine and Anthony DeAugostine.

There are no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated this morning at St. Mary Church. The Rev. Victor Molka, pastor of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, officiated.

Burial will be in St. Vitus Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.

Online condolences may be received at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.

Please sign the guestbook at www.legacy.com/ncnewsonline/Obituaries.asp.

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