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Virginia L. Eckert | 84

April 12, 1936 - January 2, 2021

Virginia L. Eckert, 84, of 81 Blackberry Drive, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.

She was born April 12, 1936, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Peitro and Mary Roberto Paolello.  Virginia was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo’s High School.  She was a former employee of Quality Components in Daguscahonda.

On August 29, 1959, in the St. Leo’s Church, Virginia married Donald S. Eckert, who preceded her in death on February 14, 2007.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Meyer of Erie; two sons: Henry J. Eckert and his wife Jamie, and Donald J. Eckert and his wife Nancy, both of St. Marys; ten grandchildren: Adam, Katie, Emily, Sarah, Jacob, Emma, Baylor, Kevin, Ben, and Amy; nine great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Annie Roof of Ridgway.

In addition to her husband and parents, Virginia was preceded in death by two grandchildren at birth; three sisters: Lucille Grabowski, Jane Cinquanto, and Josephine D’Angelo; and by three brothers: Clarence, Mike, and Peitro Paolello.

Virginia was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  She enjoyed knitting and cooking, but above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.




Funeral Service

January 6
12:00 pm
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

January 6
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Our sympathy to Virginia’s family. I worked with her for many years at Quality. We used to see her in Walmart in St. Marys once in awhile but not for several years now. She was a wonderful lady.

  2. Thinking of your family… my sympathy to all. I have many fond memories of Aunt Virginia…. have comfort in the love and memories you have in your hearts.

  3. Sorry to here about your loss DJ, Henry, Mary Jo. Your mother was one of the kindest women I ever met. She was always pleasant to be around and was always thoughtful enough to share and send bread or a pizza down to my mom and dad’s house. The very best pizza I ever ate. God bless. Moose

  4. Sorry for your loss.
    Sweet lady.
    Joe Bullers

  5. I am so sorry about your mom, grandmother. I loved going to her house to cut her hair. She was a beautiful woman. Thoughts, hugs and prayers!

  6. I am sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. I worked with her at QC. She was always so nice. In later years we would chat when I saw her at Peebles.
    You all have my sympathy.
    Diane Krug

  7. My deepest sympathies. Please know you are in thoughts and prayers

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