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Josephine Kuchta, born June 24, 1918, passed away of natural causes in her home in New Milford, CT on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Julius Kuchta. Josie was a pillar of strength throughout her life. Formerly of Yonkers, NY, she spent the last few decades of her amazing journey looking after and loving her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an inspiration to all and will forever be our angel. She is survived by three daughters, Joan Oricchio, Gloria Marchionne and Eileen Mangin. Josie was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother to Victor Oricchio, Kimberly Weggeman, Todd Mangin, Stacie Marchionne, Edward Marchionne, Jack Mangin, Troy Mangin, Korey, Lauren and Faith Mangin, Drew and Sean Oricchio and Jennifer Weggeman. Josie was the eldest of nine brothers and sisters, and is survived by Anthony and Eleanor. She was predeceased by her parents, four brothers and two sisters. She was an amazing woman to all and will be missed dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, New Milford, CT. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Friends may call on Friday, November 16, from 3 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM, at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Contributions in her memory may be made to New Milford VNA Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Published in News Times on Nov. 16, 2012