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Elizabeth “Betty” Virginia Loretta

May 4, 1929 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Elizabeth “Betty” Loretta Obituary

Elizabeth Virginia “Betty” Loretta, 94, of Clarksburg, WV passed away at UHC, on December, 3, 2023, with family by her side. She was born in Shinnston, WV on May 4, 1929, daughter of the late Nick Merico and Katherine Loria Merico.

Betty graduated from Shinnston High School in 1947. She married her beloved husband, Angelo “Hank” Loretta on April 7, 1951. She was a cook for Notre Dame High School for many years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and she was the last surviving member of her family as well as a survivor of the Shinnston tornado of 1944.

Betty is survived by her three daughters, Angela Fazzini, and husband, Rick, Gina Powers and husband, Tom, Anita Cottrill and husband Brian; grandchildren Dr. Brooke Conte, MD and husband, Dr. Justin Conte, MD of Morgantown, Hannah Cottrill, and Erica Cottrill, of Quiet Dell, Leah Hauser and husband Josh, Lynette Gain and husband, Zack, Joseph Fazzini and wife Rebekah, Matthew Fazzini and wife Andrea, all of Clarksburg; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Frank A. Merico and a special walking friend, Theresa Mancuso.

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301 for visitation on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 4 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM with Father Casey Mahone as Celebrant.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences can be made on Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Loretta family.

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December 7, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home
124 Olen Thomas Drive
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301

Prayer Service
December 7, 2023

6:30 PM
Davis Funeral Home
124 Olen Thomas Drive
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301

Funeral Mass
December 8, 2023

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
126 Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301


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