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Josephine M. Lombardo, 89, of Mahoningtown passed away the afternoon of June 28, 2017, at her residence.
Born on Feb. 7, 1928, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Mary Pagani Melozzi. On Oct. 12, 1946, she married her beloved husband, Nick Lombardo, and the two of them spent 48 wonderful years together until he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1994.
Josephine was a member of St. Lucy Church. She often volunteered for the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts. Josephine also belonged to the PTA and organized many shopping trips and other events. She was an avid baker and belonged to a girls card club for 40 years.
Josephine is survived by her children, Andrew Lombardo and wife Frances of Edinburg, Nicholas Lombardo and wife Susan of Dime Box, Texas, Lois Ann Gift of Anna Maria, Fla., and Mary Jo Lombardo of New Castle; grandchildren, Lenny Lombardo and wife Rachael, Traci Rudley and husband James, Stephanie Gift and Carly Lombardo; and great-granddaughters, Abigail, Alexis, Ariana and Leah.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Priscella; son-in-law, Steven Gift; two brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. A procession will leave the funeral home Saturday at 9:30 a.m. to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Mahoningtown.
Interment will take place in St. Lucy Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on June 29, 2017
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