Virginia Vanin

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Virginia A. “Jenny” (Mares) Vanin, 91, of Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 23, 2022. She was born December 31, 1930, in Richard, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Premo Mares and Cathrina Polentes Mares. She was Roman Catholic by faith. She was a founding member of Good Council Friary, a member of St. Luke’s Church and attended St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church with her family. She is survived by one son and spouse, Dr. John R. and Dr. Sandra K. Vanin of Morgantown; one daughter and spouse, Giovanna C. and Larry Mastrovich of Coto de Caza, CA; her grandchildren, Andrea Danielle Vanin, Marc Alexander Vanin; David Vincent Mastrovich, Zachary Michael Mastrovich; and her great-granddaughter, Audra Mae Vanin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 ½ years, Romildo “Mike” Vanin; her brother, Louis Albert Mares and her sister, Mary Jane Katolsky. Jenny’s family would like to thank Reverend Father Phillip Szabo, Reverend Father John DiBacco, and Sister Rachel Blaise. Additionally, all doctors, nurses, aides and staff at Harmony with a special thank you to Nicole Zahradnik. In addition, a special thank you to Melissa Estep, aides and nurses of Morgantown Amedisys Hospice who provided extraordinary care and comfort. The family would like to acknowledge her nieces, Betsy Woodrum and Tecla DeBoni for their weekend visits, her cousin and spouse, Anthony Polentes and Sharon, and their daughter, Toni Lynn who taxied her to church, and neighbors Robbie Robinson and Jenny Sue Ridgeway, who checked on her regularly. “Nonnie” as known to her family, was provided with extra special care throughout most of her life by her loving and devoted daughter-in-law, Sandra Vanin. After graduating from Morgantown High School in 1948, Jenny met and married a handsome man from Italy, and thereafter, devoted herself to her family. She was a prolific knitter, crocheter, baker and she showered her family and friends in an endless supply of doilies, afghan blankets, and pepperoni rolls. She rode her tractor daily cutting grass well into her 80s. According to Jenny’s wishes, Father John DiBacco will conduct a private Mass of Christian Burial. She will then be laid to rest with her husband, Mike, at Lawnwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ursula Food Pantry & Outreach, P O Box 18, Pursglove, WV 26546 or Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Jenny loved her family and friends beyond measure, and it is such great comfort knowing she is reunited with the love of her life – Mike. Hastings Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and online condolence may be made online at
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