William Donofrio

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 23, 2022

William “Willy” Donofrio, 92 of Glassport, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at his home. He was born in Greensburg, PA on November 3rd, 1929, to the late Benjamin and Margaret Lavalia Donofrio. William was the loving husband of many years to the late Josephine Rauso Donofrio. He is survived by his daughter, Elly (Donofrio) Matesig of Glassport, as well his granddaughter Stephany Durosko of Glassport. Further survivors include brothers Angelo (Patty) Donofrio of Glassport, Richard (Kim Barry) Donofrio of Elizabeth, and Arthur Donofrio of West Mifflin. He is additionally survived by sisters Elizabeth Bartko of California, Mary Ickiewicz of West Mifflin, Enise (William) Kostyzak of Glassport, Rose (David) Del Master of Florida, and Debbie Gobel of Georgia. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews as well as his dog Bobo. William was preceded in death by his daughter Coreen Eremia, sister Christine Stillio, and brothers Robert and Perry Donofrio. Willy was a member of the Army during the Korean War, as well as a member of the American Legions in Dravosburg and Glassport. He enjoyed being self-employed- in his younger years, he could be found working at a fruit market, operating Donofrio’s Nursery, or spending time as part owner of McKeesport Inn. Family and friends will be received on Monday, September 26th, 2022, from 2-4 PM at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place at the funeral home following the visitation at 4 PM. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published September 23, 2022.

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