Josephine M. Tristany
1917-2012 Mrs. Josephine M. Tristany, 95, of 191 Brown St., died Tuesday morning, December 11, 2012 at Providence Care Center, Lenox.
Born in Pittsfield on August 12, 1917 the daughter of Paul and Angelina Livorni Morsello, she attended Pittsfield schools. Mrs. Tristany left high school during the 9th grade to begin working to help support her family. She worked as a seamstress at the former pajama factory in Pittsfield. She later moved to Lee with her husband and became Library Assistant at the Lee library for 45 years, retiring in 2006.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and had sewed for Pumpkin Patch of Lee.
She was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Mrs. Tristany was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Sodality. She was a former communicant of St. Mary Mother of the Church, Lee, and a member of the St.Mary-St. Martha Sodality at St. Mary's.
Josephine was an active volunteer in the community, volunteering for the American Red Cross, the Cub Scouts as a Den Leader, the American Cancer Society Cancer Drive and as Girl Scout cookie Chairperson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Mario J. Tristany, Sr. whom she married on November 10, 1947 at Mt. Carmel Church.
She leaves her two children, Marie T. Gormalley and her husband Patrick of Pittsfield and Mario J. Tristany, Jr. and his wife Linda of Griswold, Conn.; two sisters, Frances Healy of Lenox and Pauline T. Asher of Pittsfield; two grandchildren, Bridget and Kevin Gormalley, both of Pittsfield, several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mrs. Tristany was predeceased by her daughter, Marguerite A. Tristany; and by her siblings, Nicholas Morsello, Margaret Lombardi, Mary Gasbarrone, Angelina Savko and Paul Morsello Jr.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Josephine M. Tristany will be Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church celebrated by the Rev. James K. Joyce, pastor. Burial will be private and at a later date. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph High School Library Fund, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA 01201, in her memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com
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