Vandalia, Ohio/Seneca Falls, NY
Josephine N. Parete passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2021, at the age of 98.
She was born December 31, 1922 to the late, Narzetti and Adele (Rossi) Nicandri in Seneca Falls, NY. Josephine married Jesse D. Parete, Sr. August 15, 1942.
In addition to her parents, Josephine is predeceased by her husband, Jesse Parete, Sr.; 6 brothers, Rudolph (Camilla) Nicandri, Amelio (Armeda) Nicandri, Guido (Mary) Nicandri, Dino (Vera) Nicandri, Ferdinand (June) Nicandri, Carlo (Katherine) Nicandri, and a sister, Pasquina (Daniel) Acquilano. She is survived by her son, Jesse (Carol) Parete, Jr., of Vandalia, Ohio and daughter, Mary Ann (Jeffrey) Leeper of Tega Cay, South Carolina; 4 grandchildren, Suzanne (Tim) Koon, Monika (Chad) Painter, Matthew (Stephanie) Leeper, Brian (Meghan) Leeper, 4 step-grandchildren, Kevin (Cintia) Gudorf, David (Sara) Gudorf, Heather (Jesse) Maleszewski, Heidi (Adam) Spearman, 3 great-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Both Josephine and her husband Jesse were lifelong resident of Seneca Falls until she relocated to South Carolina in May 2005 and eventually to Ohio in April 2015. She was a faithful communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Seneca Falls, NY and St. Ann's Church in Rock Hill, SC.
When Josephine retired from Seneca Knitting Mill in 1987, her favorite pastimes were gardening, helping the SMS Auxiliary, and especially entertaining and teaching her grandchildren cooking, and arts and crafts projects.
Visitation will be Monday, June 28, 2021 from 10AM-11AM at Doran Funeral Home, 4 East Bayard St. in Seneca Falls. A funeral mass will follow at 11:30AM at St. Patrick's Church, 97 West Bayard St. in Seneca Falls. Interment in St. Columbkille Cemetery.
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