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Joan E. Vernet

May 28, 1939 — July 8, 2012

Joan E. (Badzik) Vernet, 73, of Monessen, died Sunday, July 8, 2012 in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc.She was born in Donora on May 28, 1939, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Tomayko Badzik. Joan grew up in Donora and was a graduate of Donora High School. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and had previously worked for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation at thier coke plant in Monessen.She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Donald E. Vernet, two sons, Troy Pocky and friend Kimberly Ringstad Gray of Roscoe, Mark and Cathy Pocky of Coal Center, a daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Mark Gallik of Monessen, six grandchildren, Christina, Machall, and Jordan Pocky, Zachary, Cody, and Markie Gallik, two brothers, Frank P. Badzik of Audubon, PA, Paul (Toni) Badzik of Moon Twp., a sister, Pauline Guliano of Donora, a daughter-in-law, Roxanne (George) Williams of Belle Vernon, three stepsons, Don (Brenda) Vernet of Carlisle, Brian (Tricia) Vernet of Bentleyville, Ronald (Margie) Yancoskie of Mt. Holly, and by numerous nieces and nephews.Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm in the Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue Monessen, (724-684-8750). Services will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, beginning with a 9:30 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.Condolences accepted for the family at

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