Joyce Ann Romain

Joyce Ann Romain, age 84, a resident of Bridgeport and a former resident of Philippi, passed away Monday October 2, 2017 in the United Hospital Center.  She was born July 21, 1933 in Clairton, PA a daughter of the late John and Alice (Hughes) Bershok. Joyce was united in marriage on May 14, 1955 to Albert Joseph Romain Sr. who preceded her in death on August 8, 2011.  Surviving are,

Three daughters, Geralyn Vavrek and husband Frank of PA

Denise Sacchetti and husband John of Fairmont

Annette Fahrenkopk and husband Roy of CA


Three Sons, Albert Romain Jr. and wife Julie of Fairmont

Andrew Romain and wife Tammy of Morgantown

Eric Romain and wife Lavonda of AZ


Two sisters, Kathleen Geltko of CA

Eileen Marder and husband Carey of VA

11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren

Joyce was preceded in death by infant daughter Michelle Romain, grandson, Donald Romain, four brothers, Gerald, Dennis, Kevin, and Patrick Bershok.

Joyce was a homemaker, she volunteered at the Barbour Co. Health Department, the Philippi Farmers Market, and Philippi Public Library, and she enjoyed reading romance novels and working crossword puzzles.  Joyce was member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Thursday October 5, from 4-8 pm.  Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10am on Friday October 6, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father James O’Connor as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery.