Mary Lou Vertacnik Yannacci, 74, of Madison, PA passed away peacefully Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Forbes Regional Hospital with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with liver disease. She was born on November 7, 1944 in West Newton, PA. Daughter of the late Bart and Pauline Kamarchik Vertacnik. Mary Lou graduated from South Huntingdon High School in 1962. She then went on to work at Westinghouse. She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Mary Lou loved spending time with family, her daughter and grandchildren. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in all of their sports and activities, never missing a thing! They were her pride and joy. She also loved going to the casino with her brother and sister and puzzling in the summer. She loved to read, watch the Pirates and Steelers play and baking desserts to share with all the family. Mary Lou loved life. She believed in giving and never wanted anything in return. She truly had a heart of gold and will be forever missed by everyone. She is preceded in death by both parents and her loving husband of 46 years – James “Zip” Yannacci. She is survived by one daughter Valerie Dean and husband Dan of Irwin, PA, three grandchildren – Melanie and fiancé Lance, Matthew and Marissa Dean, her beloved sister Janine Vertacnik of Yukon, PA, two loving brothers – Melvin Vertacnik and his wife Bonnie of Mt. Pleasant, PA and Bart Vertacnik and his wife Cecelia of Albuquerque, NM, a great family friend Holly Guerrieri and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 - 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday September 24, 2019 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. A blessing service will be held Wednesday September 25, 2018 at 10:30 am with Fr. Dan Carr officiating. Interment will follow at the West Newton Cemetery in West Newton, PA.
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