Josephine DiCristofaro

Josephine DiCristofaro

Thursday, August 1st, 1946 Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

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Obituary for Josephine DiCristofaro (Basile)

(nee Basile)

Of East Amherst, NY, June 25, 2019, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Bruno DiCristofaro; loving mother of Antonio, Alberto (Lisa), and Gemmaria DiCristofaro; cherished nonna of Michael, Maigen, Andrea, Julia, and Nicholas; loving daughter of the late Carmen and Gerarda (nee Nigro) Basile; dear sister of Teresa (late Domenico) Nigro, Rachel (Richard) Guz, Joseph (Sue), Anthony (Sandra), Ralph (Sharie), and Carmen (Donna) Basile; dearest sister-in-law of Mario (Nella) DiCristofaro and Liliana Maria (late Vittorio) Carducci; loved and adored by her loyal canine companion Pina; also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. The family will be present on Thursday from 4-8PM at the (Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 3450 South Park Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:30AM at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, South Park Ave. & Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218 (Everyone please assemble at the Church). Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please share online condolences at

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Blasdell Funeral Home
    3450 South Park Avenue
    Blasdell, New York
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    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Our Lady of Victory Basilica
    767 Ridge Rd.
    Lackawanna, NY
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    Friday, June 28th, 2019
  • Interment

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 |
    Holy Cross Cemetery
    2900 South Park Ave.
    Lackawanna, NY
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    Friday, June 28th, 2019

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Lori Perrotta

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family
Comment | Posted at 10:24pm via Condolence

Erickson Family

We have lived beside Josephine and Bruno for over 17 years. Over those years we have come to know and feel how strong the Josephine and Bruno bond truly is. Just about beyond compare. We cannot think of two more committed, devoted, courageous, and strong people; with abiding love for each other that was demonstrated every single day.... every day. We would often catch Josephine reading, doing crosswords, and enjoying the outdoors, visiting with friends and family. There was always a presence that surrounded her that be told her strength.
We extend our warmest remembrances of Josephine and our deepest sorrow at her passing. She will be missed by us and so many others. God bless.
Kris, Kathryn, Eva, and Ella
Comment | Posted at 09:39pm via Condolence

Angeline Riccardi

My sympathies to the family. Heaven has gained another angel.

Angeline Riccardi
Comment | Posted at 03:51pm via Condolence

Laura Mancuso

My heartfelt condolences to your family.. may she Rest In Peace 🙏🏻❤️
Comment | Posted at 11:09pm via Condolence

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