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Josephine L. Capuzziello, 101

Josephine L. Capuzziello, 101 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18.  Born on June 25, 1916 she was the daughter of Donato and Luisa (Simone) Ferrucci. A lifelong Milford resident, Josephine was educated in the Milford school system graduating from Milford High School in 1935. She attended and graduated from Milford Hospital School of Nursing in the Class of 1940. Her first job was as a visiting nurse in Bellingham for the District Nursing Association. Civic interests included being actively involved in Camp Fire Girls  and the Four H Club; she was Treasurer of the Quinshipaug Women’s Club for many years, and a certified nurse working for the American Red Cross, a health clinician for Draper Corporation and a nurse in Hopedale Schools. She was an active member of the Milford Artist's Guild, having won many awards for her oil paintings. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Woman’s Club.

    She was known as “Miss Josephine” to the hundreds of dancers at the Deane School of Dance and the Greater Milford Ballet Company. She enjoyed learning new things and always read books, magazines and newspapers, attended lectures and classes. Taking advantage of the evening classes offered by the school system she learned how to sew and made beautiful and fashionable clothing. She learned to braid rugs, refinish and reupholster furniture and the art of decorative Tole Painting and oil painting on canvas. There are over 80 pieces of her artwork on display appreciated by many friends and family.

    Baptized Roman Catholic she was a communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford all her life. She observed holy days and attended Sunday Mass faithfully. When at church, she was especially proud to point out the round stained glass window to the left of the main altar donated by her parents. The names of Donato and Luisa Ferrucci are inscribed in the window. Josephine never forgot being born and brought up on the farm. She was a gardener and advocate of all things homemade all her life.

    Her children and grandchildren enjoyed many meals with the produce from her bountiful garden. She happily served pasta e fagiole, swiss chard and yellow bean soup, fava beans cooked with onions and stale bread, fried zucchini, and tomato and cucumber salad. All of this special gourmet cuisine was served with a loaf of Mazzarelli’s French bread and Devil Dogs for dessert. She passed down many traditions to her family including the Christmas Eve Vigil and Easter meals. She showed them her love of the fine arts and gave them appreciation and support for all their accomplishments.

    She is survived by her daughter, Frances and her husband Michael Stone, son, Thomas and his wife Elaine, and daughter Susan and her husband DJ Diomedes from Alta Loma, California. Grandchildren are Paul, Melissa and Jennifer Capuzziello, Claire and Sean Robinson, Carolyn and Chris Stone, Giorgia Diomedes, Danette and Jonathan Tull, David and Amy Diomedes. Great-grandchildren are Camryn Cherella, James Robinson, Sofia, Lorenzo and Nicolas Diomedes, Mia and Noah Tull and Lucy and Isla Diomedes. Also surviving are her brother Attilio Ferrucci, five sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law and many extended family members. Josephine is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Frank Capuzziello, brothers Joseph, Tony, James and Rudy Ferrucci and sisters Carmella, Mary Longo, Rose Trotta, and Virginia Riccardelli, and a grandson Dean Diomedes.

    The family wishes to thank the staff of the Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care for the tender and loving care they gave to “Mama Josay.”

    A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Josephine’s memory to the Oliva Family Comfort Fund or the American Red Cross.

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You provided me with some of the best memories of my life with your Christmas Eve family celebrations. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry Anderson

To Josephine's family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. It's so hard to lose someone we love, but the seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. Job 14:14,15 gives us confidence that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)

Thoughts and Prayers to all the families, Paul & Lisa Riccardelli
Paul & Lisa Riccardelli

Fran, Tom and family, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Hold on to all the beautiful memories as those will get you through the difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Tom and Sandy Bonina
Sandy Bonina

Fran and family, thoughts and prayers are with you all. During my PT days, I have fond memories of your mother and father dancing around the kitchen. I would put some music on and away they'd go.It was amazing how the music let them move so gracefully.
Bonnie Small

Fran, Tom, Susan and Families...we send to you our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother, sister and grandchildren. May the many wonderful memories you share of her life be with you each and every day. God Bless!
Andy & Suzanne Anderson

Dear Fran and family, Our deepest sympathy. Our neighbor for 50 years, she was always ready to welcome “ this newly” bride and groom to the neighborhood. I will remember the offer of hot chocolate to my daughter and I when we dropped of our yearly homemade Christmas ornaments to the neighbors . And who can forget the fun we shared as performers as party parents in the delightful Nutcracker production by Miss Georgia Dean. So many memories . Rest In Peace Miss Josephine! A job well done .. And blessed with a lovely family. God’s blessings 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️
Marc and Janice

Aunt Pina,good by for now till we meet again ave a room for me up there. Suzzette
rose Nolan

A wonderful artist...her painting in our store window was so poignant. One lady made it controversial...that was the fun. Chief of police visit gave us big smiles. Rest In Peace.
Bob/Evelyn Twomey.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time. Carol and Dan Glennon
Carol and Dan Glennon

Fran and Mike, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Always, April Hawkins
April Hawkins

Rest In Peace,Josephine. Many memories of Campfire Days with my mother and you. Condolences especially to Fran and your wonderful family Ann Marie Longo
Ann Marie Longo

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life. Grandma Josephine will always be in my memories. All my love, Christina
Christina Glennon Czerwinski

It was a pleasure to come to know you Grandma Josephine. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family and a small part of your long and grace-filled life. If only the rest of us can do half as well—your life is an example and an inspiration to all. Rest In Peace.
-Jonathan Tull

Thank you for teaching me how to trim a tomato plant. Give Dean a kiss for me.

Our thoughts are with you and the entire family. Henry, Laurie, Nick and Lucie
Laurie Boucher

You are in our thoughts and prayers. She was truly blessed to have such a wonderful family around her. Vinnny and Barbara
Vince and Barbara Picarello

We will always remember you Miss Josephine and your husband, Frank. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family and friends as they mourn your loss. God speed until we meet again. Love
Patrick and Leslie

We will always remember you Miss Josephine and your husband, Frank. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family and friends as they mourn your loss. God speed until we meet again. Love
Patrick and Leslie

Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences. Josephine was a very special and gentle woman, sharing a heart full of love with her family and friends. Josephine's life and the example she shared, will remain in our hearts forever. Rest in peace, Josephine.
Anthony & Genevieve Virgilio

Fran The thoughts and prayers of our entire staff are with you and your family. She was so lucky to have such a devoted daughter and we were so lucky to have your friendship and partnership in making our facility what it is today. Please stay in touch and hopefully visit us often. Your mother was our one and only "Queen". Jim
Jim Divver, Newton Wellesley Alzheimer's Center

May you rest in peace
Ann Marie DiGirolamo

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