Thursday, May 13, 2010

Francesco Orsini

The obit of Francesco Orsini appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on September 30, 1975
Francesco Orsini, 85, of 340 Scenic Drive, died Monday, September 29, 1975 at 2:55 a.m. in the Royal Pavilion Extended Care Facility; patient 2 weeks and in failing health the past 2 months.  Born March 28, 1890, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province Aquila, Italy, a son of the late Gelsimino and Margerita Orsini. Married December 1918 to the former, Michelina Tortis and she preceded him in death October 5, 1942.  He retired in 1958 from the blacksmith shop of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was a member of St. Pius X Church and the Knights of St. George Branch 285, Mingo Junction.  Survived by a son, Joseph Orsini, Steubenville, with whom he resided; a brother, Nunzio Orsini, Toronto, 0hio; 2 granddaughters, Mrs.Steve (Michelina) Milligan, Steubenville, Miss Marie Orsini, of the residence, and a great grandson, George Joseph Milligan, Steubenville.   Preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dan Orsini, Toronto, John Orsini, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and a sister, Mrs. Anna Williams, Plattsburgh, N.Y.  Friends are being received at the Mosti Funeral Home, Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1975 in St. Pius X Church with Rev. Fr. Robert A. Mascolino, celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Rosary Tuesday 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

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