Virginia Garrett, former owner of Garrett's Gas & Grocery, dies after extended illness

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | September 17, 2017
Virginia Carol Garrett, 69, of Nutter Fort passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.
 
She was born in Clarksburg, WV on March 25, 1948 daughter of the late Frank Anthony Spenia and Margaret Rose Talerico Spenia.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Melvin “Gary” Garrett. They just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary having been married on August 17, 1968.

Also surviving are her three sons, Brian Garrett and wife Heather of Farragut, TN; Jason Garrett and wife Kelly; and Gary Garrett and wife Deanna all of Bridgeport; five grandchildren, Addison, Lily, Brantley, Lucas and Vienna.  Virginia was also excitedly expecting her sixth grandchild, a grandson, in November. 
 
She is survived by two brothers, Frank Spenia II and wife Becky of Las Vegas, NV and Sam Spenia and wife Lisa of Indianapolis, IN and nieces and nephews, Sara, Joseph, Maggie and Sophie.
 
Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by grandparents, Sam and Julie Talerico; Aunt Rose Talerico; Uncle Joe and Aunt Martha Lopez; Uncle Larry and Aunt Mary Martino; Uncle Tony and Aunt Rose Talerico; Uncle John Talerico; Nephew Frank A. Spenia III; In-laws Dick and Lena Garrett and John and Mary Lenoche.
 
She was raised in Kelly Hill and was a 1965 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She was owner of Garrett’s Gas and Groceries, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Perpetual Daughters, and Sons of Italy. She loved her family, especially her husband, sons, and grandchildren.  She enjoyed family vacations throughout the United States and abroad and summer cookouts with family and friends.
 
Family and friends gathered at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, WV on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to pay their respect. A Vigil Rite was held at 7:30 p.m. to conclude
visitation.
 
The Catholic Funeral Liturgy was then  held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 126 East Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV at 10:00 a.m. with Presider Father William A. Anderson.
 
Interment followed in the Holy Cross Cemetery. 

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