MIDDLEFIELD – Josephine Rosalie Martucci, who retired to Middlefield from Staten Island in 1993, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, with her children by her side.
She was born Nov. 10, 1930, on Staten Island, daughter of Fredinando and Antoinette (Rendittis) Ciaburri.
Josephine married Anthony Martucci in 1951. They shared 61 years of marriage.
A graduate of New Dorp High School on Staten Island, Josephine was employed by Chin & Lee Chow Mein Co. in Manhattan until beginning a family. As her children grew up, she worked various jobs until retiring as a school bus matron on the bus her husband drove. In 1993, they moved to Middlefield.
Josephine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother her family was her number one priority. She was a collector of dolls and clowns and enjoyed word search puzzles, shopping, reading and watching TV. Everyone who knew her enjoyed her feisty disposition and sense of humor.
She was predeceased by her husband Anthony in 2012; her sons, Anthony in 2005, and Joseph in 2009, and her brother Dominick.
Josephine is survived by her children, Barbara Martucci of Manhattan, James Martucci of North Carolina, Richard Martucci of Middlefield and Frederick Martucci of Rockland County; two brothers, Salvatore of New Jersey and Anthony of Kentucky; two daughters-in-law, Ann of New Jersey and Drema of Illinois; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Josephine’s family would like to thank Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care and Doreen from Home Care Partners for the loving care given to Josephine.
A memorial for Josephine will be held by the family in the summer.
Memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River Street Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.