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Josephine Sboro Masiello

October 12, 2021

Josephine Sboro MasielloJosephine Sboro Masiello, 88, of Watertown passed away Tuesday morning, October 12, 2021, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Josephine was born in Watertown April 17, 1933, daughter of the late Attilio and Marie C. Anzalone Sboro and she was a 1950 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy.

On June 14, 1959 she married Antonio Masiello in Watertown with Judge George Inglehart officiating. Mr. Masiello passed on February 27, 1992.

Josephine went into the restaurant business at age 22. She took over the ownership of Aunt Amelia's Pizzeria when her mother retired in 1970. She ran it for several more years until she sold it and retired herself. Josephine was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a former member of its Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of VFW Post 1400 and American Legion Post 61 Auxiliaries and Elks Lodge 496. She enjoyed Frank Sinatra - his music and everything about him, cooking, and playing cards.

Josephine is survived by her three children, Marie E. Barrington and husband Thomas, E. Greenbush, NY, Cheryl A. Weigle and husband John, Cary, NC, and Anthony R. Masiello, Ogdensburg; two grandchildren, Joel E. Manion and wife Melissa, Orlando, FL and Sarah E. Barrington and fiance George Reiber, Charlotte, NC; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Arthur A. Sboro and wife Johanna, and sister, Marie D. LoVerde and husband Casmir.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 22, at 10 AM at St. Anthony's Church followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Josephine's name may be made to: Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. or St. Anthony's Church Altar Rosary Society, 850 Arsenal St., both in Watertown, NY 13601 or American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

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#6 Dianne Williams 2021-10-16 18:12
I met Aunt Jo when I married her nephew. In 1969 I moved to Watertown with my son Todd. I can still remember all the times she would come and play with Todd along with Marie and Sherry. She was a wonderful human being and very loving. Over the years I have thought of her often. My sympathy to her family. She will be missed.
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#5 Joan Randall 2021-10-16 17:23
Cherie,Marie,an d Tony I am so sorry about your mothers passing. My prayers go out to you and your family.
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#4 Susan Burgess 2021-10-15 01:19
I had the priveledge of getting to know Jo when I moved to Watertown in 2014. We were both members of the Thursday night card group. I especially enjoyed her laugh and sense of humor. I will miss her. To her family I extend my sincere sympathy for your loss. Suzy
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#3 Maureen Nolan 2021-10-14 08:51
I was deeply saddened to hear of Joie's passing. My sincere condolences to her entire family. May she rest in peace.
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#2 Kathy, Steve Patchen 2021-10-14 08:22
We are so sorry for your loss. Jo was a long time friend of my mothers and we got to know her as well. We joined her card group every week and had a lot of laughs. She will certainly be missed by all.
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#1 Lona Carr Breitkopf 2021-10-13 19:42
I am so sorry to have heard of Joie's death. She was one of my mom's first cousins. The last time I saw her was at Mom's calling hours (Phyllis Anzalone Carr) in November of 2019 and had a chance to spend some time with her. I last spoke with her in late August and she was anticipating a possible move to Ives, where my parents had lived. We had a wonderful conversation and I hoped to take her cousin, my Aunt Patti Anzalone Smith, up to visit her this fall.
There have been so many recent losses for the Sboro family; may God bless you all with good health and family to help you recover from these losses.
Lona
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