Josephine Mucciolo, 95, a long-time resident of Burbank, CA passed away Friday, March 29, 2013. Born Giuseppina Cosima Faso on September 27, 1917 in Caccamo, Sicily, she was the daughter of Geni Indorante Giglio and Rosario Faso. After her father died she stayed with relatives in Sicily as her mother emigrated to the US. At age 12 she came to the US alone aboard the SS Roma. In 1941 she married Anthony Mucciolo. They remained married for 67 years until Anthony's death in 2009.
Josephine dedicated her life to taking care of family and service to her community. While in Burbank, she was granted many awards, including the President's Volunteer Service Award, and commendations from the US Senate, the California State Senate, the California State Assembly, the County of LA, and the Mayor of Burbank for her life-long, outstanding and invaluable service to the community. Josephine was also recognized for her service to Villa Scalabrini and for her work at the Bell Jeff Bingo.
Josephine is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Ramona of Michigan, son Gene and his wife Helen of Wisconsin, and daughter Natalie and partner Karlin of North Hollywood, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation and Rosary will be 7pm Wednesday at Valley Funeral Home in Burbank. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am Thursday at St. Robert's Church, with internment to follow at San Fernando Mission.