BEACHWOOD - Josephine M. DeCrosta, 78, of Beachwood, passed away peacefully at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. The daughter of the late George and Gertrude Ablahani, she was born and raised in Paterson and lived there most of her life before moving to Beachwood in 1994. Josephine was a devoted mother and grandmother who will be forever missed and always in our hearts. Surviving are her children Joseph, of Lakewood; Anne Trevena and husband, Will, of Beachwood; Cathy DeCrosta, of Beachwood, and George, of Beachwood; her sister, Anne Muenster; and her cherished grandchildren, Christine, Courtney and Laurel. Also surviving are many loving aunts, cousins and nieces. Josephine was predeceased by her former husband, Carmen, in 2007. Memorial gathering will be Thursday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home Cremation was private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Popcorn Park Zoo, Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River. Condolences can be sent to:carmonabolenfh.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Aug. 28, 2012