Francesco Mira

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Francesco Mira

November 29, 1930 - March 12, 2019

Francesco Mira Francesco Mira, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.
Born on November 29, 1930 in Sicily, Italy, he was the son of the late Tommaso Mira and Marianna Chianetta Mira.
Mr. Mira immigrated from Sicily at the age of 20 to Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he met his wife, Maria and raised their four daughters.
In 1966, he and his family immigrated to the United States in Bradley, WV so he could work in his father's restaurant that he started, the Royal Spaghetti House. Since 1966, he was the co-owner of the Royal Spaghetti House until his retirement in the late 1990's.
He was of Catholic faith and attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Beckley. He was an Italian citizen, a Canadian citizen and an American citizen who could speak three different languages, Italian, French and English.
Mr. Mira also loved to play Bocce, fish and hunt.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Maria Maccherone Mira; brothers, and Lorenzo Mira and Gaspare Mira.
He is survived by his four daughters, Marianna Wiley and husband, Darrell, Antonia Lovell, Nella Kincaid and husband, Gary, and Cristina Hunt and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Miranda and husband, Justin, Francesca and husband, Brian, Patrick, Maria and husband, Terry, Gary and wife, Tabitha, Andrew and wife, Melissa, Jonathan and wife, Sarah, and Ethan; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Gabriella, Scarlett, Asher, Wiley, Olivia, Taylor, Emily, Natalie, Bricen, Jacob, Milo and Bella; brother, Pasquale Mira and wife, Angela; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, with Reverend Paul Wharton officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 - 11:00 am prior to the service. Entombment will follow in the Faith Mausoleum of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
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Published on March 14, 2019
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Rita Iacono
Mar 18, 2019
Le mie piu` sentite condoglianze alla famiglia .
Rita Iacono
Mar 18, 2019
Ciao Frank , please know that you will greatly be missed . Your jokes I will never forget .Our funny pictures and Sicilian songs we sang at my house , I will for ever cherish .Our friendship will never die . Our telephone laughter would end with I Love You Cusci` perche` questo eri per me , il mio preferito cugino ! Rest in peace Frank .