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Josephine LoCascio Obituary
Josephine LoCascio, 108, passed away at her home Thursday, June 26, 2014. Mrs. LoCascio was born September 22, 1905 in Sicily. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony T. LoCascio; children, Peter Anthony LoCascio, Michael Lee LoCascio as well as nine brothers and sisters. Josephine is survived by her grandchildren, Donna Lynn Lindig & husband Gary, Tina Ann DiDonato & husband Rick, Tammy Lee McCullough & husband Tom, Michael Anthony LoCascio & wife Patty and Gina Michelle Travelbee. She also leaves seven great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, two nieces and three nephews as well as numerous other cousins and extended family.
Josephine left Sicily as a young girl and immigrated to the United States with her family. The LoCascio family landed in Galveston, TX in 1907. Josephine and her family lived in Dickinson on a farm. As a young girl she not only helped out in the family home but also in their grocery store. She married Anthony T. LoCascio and moved to Houston where she raised her family and took care of their home. Mrs. LoCascio was a devout, active Catholic and longtime member of Annunciation Catholic Church and Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Josephine could usually be found in the kitchen cooking her signature chicken soup or her pasta dishes. Her fried chicken was one of the family's favorites. She made an incredible German chocolate cake, and of course, Italian sausage. In her quiet way she always took great care of her family. She loved spending time in Galveston and San Leon enjoying the beach and surf. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
The LoCascio family will be present to receive friends, Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM with a vigil service beginning at 4:00 PM at Dettling Funeral Home, 14094 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77079. The Funeral Mass will commence Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX 77079. Committal services will follow mass at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery via motorized cortege. Visit www.DettlingFuneral.com to leave online tributes.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on June 28, 2014
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