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Carol Peretti Durko, 85, of Cokeburg, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021at UPMC - Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
She was born October 11, 1935 in Cokeburg, a daughter of Fred and Josephine McKay Peretti.
Mrs. Durko attended the Ellsworth High School.
In her youth, she enjoyed playing softball and bowling.
An avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Mrs. Durko also enjoyed being active at the Mon Valley YMCA.
She was a life-long member of the Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Bentleyville, a member of Saint Sebastian Parish, Belle Vernon and the Croatian Fraternal Union St. George Lodge 354, Cokeburg.
Her husband, Joseph Durko, Sr., passed away October 12, 2011.
Surviving are her children, Joseph R. Durko (Cathy) of Cokeburg, Lori Dziak (Gary) of Cokeburg, Gina Geresti (Kevin) of Avella, Paula Selvoski (Brad Hart) of Amity and Jennifer Powell (Rick) of Cokeburg; twelve grandchildren, Brandon Lewis, Erika Goblesky, Amanda Priestley, Rick Gambino, Kurtis Powell, Jeffrey Selvoski, Derrick Selvoski, Chuck Selvoski, Joseph S. Durko, Kady Durko, Cameron Geresti and Garrett Geresti; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Fred Peretti (Maryanne) of Boardman, Ohio; a sister, Loretta Lee (Tom) of Ellsworth and several nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by a very special companion, Joe Valent of Belle Vernon and his family.
Deceased are a daughter Mary Kay Gambino and sisters, Gilda Testa, Edith Simms and Mafalda Sabolsky.
There will be no public visitation.
Friends are welcome to Mrs. Durko's Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2021 at Saint Sebastian Church, 801 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon with the Reverend James Bump, as celebrant.
A procession will follow to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela for the Rite of Committal service.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests your consideration of memorials to Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Rd, Monongahela, PA 15063 (www.monvalleyymca.org) or American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or (www.cancer.org)
Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to share memories and condolences with the family.
Arrangements in care of Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255
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Thoughts & Prayers to the Durko family Carol was a sweet lady I use to work at the cleaners ( SHUEY'S) 16 years ago ... Sending Prayers to all of the family ... God Bless you all. KIM KERR DONAHUE & FAMILY HUGS
KIM KERR DONAHUE Oct 4 2021 1:12 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Carol Durko
KIM KERR DONAHUE Oct 4 2021 1:07 PM
To the entire Durko Family, so sorry to hear about Carol. She was one special lady. Sincerely, Connie Bozovich
Connie Bozovich Oct 4 2021 11:59 AM
Joe and family we are so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charlie and Rai Skirchak Oct 2 2021 12:08 AM
To the family members of Carol. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of her family. She was a wonderful lady and we thought the world of her. May she be in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tina, Josh and Samantha Powell Oct 1 2021 10:35 PM
To the family of Carol Durko
Sending deepest sympathy and prayers . Had the pleasure of bowling with Mousie [Carol]. We had some good times and fun times. She will be
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ROSALIE MACYDA Oct 1 2021 3:35 PM
Truly one of best ladies we have ever known. Her smile and laughter could light up a room. She will be missed by each and every person that was blessed to know her. Love and sympathy to you all. Gina & Ken Lindley
Gina Lindley Oct 1 2021 1:48 PM
Our sweet, beautiful Carol, friendly, kind heart at our Mon Valley Y, will be greatly missed. Love and sympathy to her family and friends.
Peggy Herforth Oct 1 2021 11:31 AM
I was so sad to hear of Carol's passing. I met her years ago at the YMCA and became immediate friends. She was loved by all because of her humor, warmth and her ability to maker everyone feel special. She herself was beautiful in all ways
gerda radu Oct 1 2021 9:29 AM
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family. Carol was a very special lady.
John and Marion Dovshek Sep 30 2021 12:24 PM