NILES - Joretta C. Pirigyi, 82, passed away peacefully at 11:38 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness.
Joretta was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Rochester, Pa., the daughter of Harry and Ellen Marie Icenhour Tanthorey Sr., and lived in the Niles area most of her life.
Joretta was the co-owner and secretary, with her husband, William, of the family-owned business Niles RFG and HTG.
She enjoyed traveling, visiting the casinos and roller skating, and the many family activities.
Joretta is survived by her husband, William Robert Pirigyi Sr., whom she married 65 years ago on June 18; two sons, Harry "Mickey" (Linda) Pirigyi of Boardman and William R. Pirigyi Jr. of Niles; two daughters, Cynthia (Terry) Seginak of Howland and Valerie (Bill) Rufener of Suffield; eight grandchildren, Michelle (Troy) Atkins, Melissa Kiss, Brad Pirigyi, Jarad Pirigyi, Andrew Pirigyi, Ethan Pirigyi, Nicholas Seginak and Tiffany (Michael) Asent; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Juanita (Anthony) Chesney of Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Beverly "Bobbi" Lywiski; and two brothers, Harry Tanthorey Jr. and Marion Tanthorey.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, at Saint James Church, with the Rev.James Walker officiating, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles.
Friends may call at the Holeton-Yuhasz funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Burial will be in Saint Stephen Cemetery.
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