Josephine Marie (Orlandi) DiFranco(1923-2014)

Josephine Marie (Orlandi) DiFranco, 90, of Kirtland, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Mrs. DiFranco was born April 25, 1923.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 68 years, Joseph; daughter, Diana (Mrs. Morris Everett Jr.); and son, Steven (Linda) DiFranco II. Her grandchildren are John Winthrop (Alicia) Ours Jr., Dr. Alice Ours (Anthony) Vitiello and Adam Stephen (Halle Atkinson) Ours. Her five great-grandchildren are Audrey Lynn Ours, John Parker Ours, Wyatt Marshall Ours, Amalina Lilly Vitiello and Calvary Joseph Morris Vitiello.
Josephine was preceded in death by her son, Steven Joseph DiFranco I; parents, Julius and Therese (Giuliani) Orlandi; and brothers, Julius C. Orlandi Jr. and Felice Orlandi.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. (Please meet at the church). Entombment will be at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township following the Mass.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby.
Donations may be made in memory of Josephine M. DiFranco to Hawken School, P.O. Box 8002, Gates Mills, OH 44040-8002, where a fund will be established in her name, or to Senior Independence Hospice, 38721 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094.
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