September 28, 1923 ~ September 19, 2007

Born in: Monongah, West Virginia,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher ~ Jean D. DeCarlo , 83 of Fletcher, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Mission Hospitals following a brief illness. A native of Fairmont, West Virginia , she was the daughter of the late Mac Forchi and Christine Zevel Forchi and was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Frank DeCarlo also of Fairmont and two sisters, Jeanette DeCarlo and Violet Zega. She was retired from Marion Co. Public Schools in Fairmont. She and her husband moved to NC in 2000 to be closer to family. She was an active member of St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, the Ladies’ Guild, Young at Heart and the Friends Club. She is survived by a daughter, Frances Pignanelli and her husband John of Fletcher; a son, Michael DeCarlo and his wife Donna of Miami; three grandsons, Brian Pignanelli and his wife Ana of Santa Fe, NM, Jason Pignanelli of Missoula, MT and Michael DeCarlo of Orlando, FL. and one sister, Mary Ann Glover of Lauderhill, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. , Saturday, September 22, 2007, at St. Barnabas Catholic Church with Father Dean Cesa officiating. A graveside service will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Fairmont, WV on Saturday, September 29th at 12noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, 109 Cresent Hill Drive, P.O. Box 38 Arden , NC 28704 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Jean was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known, and I am so happy we had the opportunity to become friends.

    She was in my yoga classes at SEFR, and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was willing to try any pose, no matter how challenging.

    Jean was very dear to me, and I will miss her tremendously.

  2. My deeppest and mmost sincere condolences to the DeCarlo family and specially my great friend and former teammate Donna De Carlo. We now have another angel watching over us.

    Bobby Rodriguez

  3. I will dearly miss my Aunt Jean. She was a ray of sunshine and brought joy and laughter to everyone. I have a lifetime of treasured memories of her and her family: Uncle Frank, Frani and Mike. I hope there are great Malls in heaven. I am sure she will want a lot of Angel outfits!!

  4. Fran and John , We are so sad to hear of Jean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have thought of you and Jean often.

  5. one of my very best friends ever was jean. I met her @ the beauty shop where she a I got acquainted. My husband and I visited her quite often at her invitation. She was just precious. We love her so very much and will miss her so. We have lots of fond memories of her. What a Lady. She spoke of her family lots and I had the privilege of meeting her sister, Frances, I will be calling you soon. our hearts and our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Prayerfully, Tony & Frances Hensley

  6. Fran, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. I know you will miss her very much. I’ll call you next week. You have been in my thoughts & prayers this weekend.


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