Phyllis I. Orinick

Phyllis I. Orinick, 78, of Morgantown, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Mapleshire Nursing & Rehab Center with her family by her side.

Phyllis was born in Morgantown on Sept. 18, 1939, a daughter of the late Joseph and Carrie Dezzutti.

Phyllis worked for many years at Davis & Lynch Glass Co. as a glass decorator, then later worked at Shoney’s as a dining room supervisor and afterwards worked as a housekeeper and nanny for several families throughout Morgantown before her retirement. She also attended Cheat Lake Community Church and Community United Methodist Church.

In her free time, Phyllis enjoyed playing bingo, going to the beach and tending to her flowers. Her greatest love came from her family. She loved cooking big meals for them, and lived for her grandchildren. She was a loving mom, grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.

Phyllis is survived by her sons, Donald Joseph “Skip” Spacht and wife, Debbie, of Mount Morris, Pa., and John Parrotta and wife, Jennifer, of Canal Winchester, Ohio; daughters, Carol Parrotta Copeland and husband, Mike, of Morgantown, and Tracy Parrotta Walker and husband, Greg, of Canal Winchester; sister, Jean Opalka, of Ford City, Pa.; brother, Joseph Dezzutti and wife, JoAnn, of Virginia; grandchildren, DJ Spacht, Brennan Petrucci, Tyler Copeland and Annie Walker; and special friends, Bill and Jennifer Ogden and Terry and Kathy Taft.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her sister, Lucille Dezzutti; brother, Paul Dezzutti and his wife, Dottie; brother-in-law, Paul Opalka; infant grandchildren, Shelby and Blake Walker; and former husband, John Parrotta.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Carrie, Angie, Amy, Sandy, Vicki, Flo, Charles and the many others who work in “Wing A” at Mapleshire for the loving care of Phyllis during her time spent there.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the Activity Fund at Mapleshire Nursing Home, 30 Mon General Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505.

In honoring Phyllis’s wishes, McCulla Funeral Home has provided cremation services.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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