Josephine Di Paola


Josephine (Maraziti) Di Paola, 101, of Fair Lawn, NJ formerly of Jersey City passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017.  Born in Marcellinara, Provence of Catanzaro, Italy, she immigrated to the United States in 1959 and was naturalized in 1975.  She was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  A consummate cook, she also enjoyed canning and especially loved time spent with family.

Beloved wife of the late Alberto Donato Di Paola.  Loving and devoted mother of Wanda Di Paola and husband Rocco Santomenno, Arcangela Caiola and late husband Anthony and the late Maria Teresa Filippis and late husband Giacinto.  Cherished grandmother of Jaclyn Santomenno, Danielle Santomenno Lau and husband Christopher Lau, JoAnn Caiola and husband Tom Smith, Franco Caiola, Albert Caiola, Mico Filippis, Arcangela Filippis and JoAnn Filippis.  Adored great grandmother of Angela, Eric, Charles, Max and Merissa. Dear sister of Adelina DiPanzino who resides in Argentina and the late Arcangela, Maria, and Saverio.

The family will receive relatives and friends Monday, July 17, 2017, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:30 AM at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.

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My deepest sympathy to Josephine's family. I have known Josephine for forty plus years through Wanda and Rocco. We did not speak much but her smile said everything.
Dennis Jansson
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