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Rochester: Thursday, June 16, 2011, at age 82. Predeceased by her husband, Yousef Sarkis; daughter, Therese; her infant son; grandson, Asaad Sarkis; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tanous and Azizi Sarkis. She is survived by her children, Khalil (Nadia) Sarkis, Merie (Wadih) Sassine, Ibtisam (Emile) Sarkis, Nadia (David) Rosati, Hanney (Christopher) Scalzo, Father Deacon Elias (Eileen) Sarkis, George (Cathy) Sarkis; grandchildren, Therese (Samir) Chakra, Josephine (Elie) Mina, Jessica Sarkis (fianc?, Chris Tytler), Elias, Eliane and Fadi Sassine, Richard, Syriana and Sandra Sarkis, Katherine and Anthony Rosati, Rachel, Christina and Thomas Scalzo, Amira, Shaina and Yousef Sarkis, Andreana and Nicholas Sarkis; 5 great grandchildren; one sister in Lebanon; many nieces and nephews in Lebanon and the United States.
Josephine was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was the light and the love of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cared for other's well being. She lived life with dignity and respect.
Friends may call FRIDAY from 5-9PM at the DiPonzio Funeal Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. On Saturday morning, June 18, friends are invited to attend her Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 in St. Nicholas Church, 1492 Spencerport Rd. Rochester, NY 14606. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Nicholas Church in her memory.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on June 17, 2011