Karen Renzelli

Karen Ann Renzelli (Krosmico)

Tuesday, July 23rd, 1957 - Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Karen Ann Renzelli, 61, of Clarksburg, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in Morgantown. She was born on July 23, 1957 in Clarksburg a daughter of the late Joseph Krosmico and Elizabeth (Zannino) Krosmico.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Frank Renzelli, whom she married on July 23, 1993.
She is also survived by their daughter, Elizabeth Claire Renzelli at home; sister Phyllis Lucas of Clarksburg; her mother-in-law Ann Renzelli of Bridgeport; two nieces, Lesley Patsy and her husband David Michael Patsy and their children, Lauren, Sophia and Gianna Patsy, her niece Meredith Postle and her son Sabin Postle; two brothers-in-law, Mike Renzelli and his wife Mary Lou of Clarksburg and their children, Anthony Roda Renzelli and Emily Renzelli and her husband Matt Rucker; PJ Renzelli; and her sister-in-law Connie LaRocca and her husband Joe and their children Joseph and Nicole LaRocca.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Joel Samuel Renzelli.
She was a 1975 graduate of Notre Dame High School and Fairmont State University with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She then received her Masters in Education from West Virginia University. She taught elementary school with the Harrison County Board for 33 years, where she retired in 2015. Even after her retirement she still enjoyed being a substitute teacher.
Karen was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She loved to pray and had a list of those she prayed for on a daily basis, and enjoyed her prayer groups. She enjoyed cheering and watching her daughter Elizabeth in sports. She also enjoyed watching the Lifetime Channel and reading spiritual material. She had a genuine joy and love for little children, which shone through in her teaching elementary school, Vacation Bible School and First Holy Communion classes.
In the end, she offered up her suffering for all those who were praying for her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, Attn; Development Office, PO Box 8200 (ROC2), Morgantown, WV 26506.
Family and friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 5-8 pm and again on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 2-8 pm. A Rosary service will be held on Monday beginning at 7:00 pm and a Vigil service at7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, Clarksburg with Father Tim Grassi as Celebrant and Father Casey Mahone as Con-celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 16th, 2018 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, December 16th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Burnside Funeral Home
    607 S. Virginia Avenue
    Bridgeport, WV 26330
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, December 17th, 2018 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Burnside Funeral Home
    607 S. Virginia Avenue
    Bridgeport, WV 26330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    124 E. Pike Street
    CLARKSBURG, WV 26301
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    Father Tim Grassi
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    279 Marshall Street
    Clarksburg, WV 26301
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Private Condolence

Patricia Mascaro

Posted at 10:18am
I first met Karen when I returned home from Pittsburgh to care for my mother. She consoled and encouraged me as I embarked on a journey of care giving. I was a participant of two of Karen's Bible studies which I enjoyed and learned something from. Karen was a kindhearted soul, and any time we met, she was always upbeat with a beautiful smile on her face. Although she prayed to live to see her daughter Elizabeth graduate from high school and college, she trusted God completely. Now from heaven, Karen can pray for her and watch her mature and bloom. I will miss seeing her at church and at school when our paths as substitute teachers crossed from time to time. Frank and Elizabeth, so sorry for this loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Rokisky

Posted at 11:45pm
I met Karen when I first moved to Clarksburg. I will always remember her kindness and her smile. We played tennis together and did aerobics. She was my first good friend. We continued our friendship and would see each other at church and St. Mary's School. I think Karen was the most loving, loyal, and sweetest person in town. We should all be like Karen. May she rest in peace.

Jason, Jennifer, and Makenna Post

Posted at 06:27am
Sorry for your loss Elizabeth. You and your family will be in our prayers.
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Jason, Jennifer, and Makenna Post purchased the The FTD Loving Light Dishgarden for the family of Karen Renzelli.


Joetta Schneider

Posted at 05:22am
So sorry, Frank and family.

Robyn Gillot King

Posted at 11:03pm
Karen and I were best friends in grade school, junior high and part of high school. We had sleepovers where we would stay up talking until 5 or 6 in the morning. Her parents would keep telling us to go to sleep. We celebrated birthdays and walked to school together every day. We took baton lessons together. You were always Special and you will be Special with the Angels....

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