Genevieve M. Wiesen


Genevieve "Gigi" M. Wiesen, of Hermitage, passed away under hospice care at 8:03 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019, in her home, following a long, courageous battle with ALS. She was 75.
Mrs. Wiesen was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Marie (Necaster) Mastrian.
She was a 1962 alumna of Sharon High School and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1966 from Mercyhurst College, Erie.
She married her husband, Eugene P. Wiesen, on Oct. 15, 1966, in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Gigi retired in 2001 from Weathersfield Local Schools in Mineral Ridge, Ohio, where she was a first- and fourth-grade teacher for 25 years. She was an extremely well-regarded teacher and a recipient of the WFMJ-TV 21 Class Act Teaching Award.
Gigi and her family resided in Mineral Ridge for more than 35 years, during which time she was an active member of St. Mary's Church, where she served as a Religious Education teacher and as a church secretary before her teaching career.
For the past 18 years, she and her husband enjoyed going to Florida during the winter months and were active members of St. John XXIII Church in Ft. Myers. Gigi enjoyed sewing and made hundreds of baptismal bibs for newborns at the church.
Her thoughtfulness and caring ways were evident in all she did for others. She also enjoyed her book club, her quilting group and participating in a bocce league in Florida.
Gigi and Gene moved back to the Shenango Valley in 2004 and are members of the Church of Notre Dame in Hermitage.
Besides her husband of 52 years, she is survived by two daughters, Christine Walsh and her husband Joseph, of Hermitage, and Linda Trocano and her husband Steve, of Smyrna, Ga.; four grandchildren, Maureen and Jonathan Walsh, and Annalise and Sam Trocano; and a sister, Joanne Giardina and her husband Raymond, of Hermitage. "Grammie" will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother who absolutely adored her family.
Memorial contributions may be directed to ALS Association, Western Pa. Chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209.

Genevieve "Gigi" M., 75, of Hermitage
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (4-23-19) in the J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial at noon Wednesday, (4-24-19) in the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with the Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V., pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on April 20, 2019
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Jean C. Plesea
Apr 24, 2019
Gene sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Gigi will be remembered for her thoughtfulness and caring of others.
Patricia Necaster Muggivan
Apr 22, 2019
In honor of Aunt Ann, Uncle Joe, and of course Ralph Don Necaster, my sweet father I send my love to Gig's husband, her children and her grandchildren. Not to leave out Joann I send my love to her and her family. How our childhood together between long distances survived our friendship and family togetherness. I must also include Gloria Jean, Renee, Uncle Albert and Aunt Jean in the love that is always there for family. Gloria and Renee came to New Orleans and we had a lovely visit which was not long enough of course, but which was wonderfully happy and fun. All the prayers and thoughts from the Muggivan's in New Orleans. I remember especially the summer of 1961 a visit to Gig's and G...loria's houses....Take care, keep in touch always, Patti Necaster Muggivan.Read more
Rita Holliday
Apr 21, 2019
Mr. Weisen
My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your beautiful wife.
Rita Holliday