Josephine Paragano

Josephine (nee Raso), 81, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, formerly of Short Hills and Mendham, NJ, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on March 10, 2013. Beloved mother of Vincent Paragano, his wife Kay, Dominick Paragano, his wife Lisa, Larry Paragano Jr. and his wife Mary. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, his wife Candice, Jennifer, Laura, Dominick, Marissa, Nazario, Ally, Joseph, Samantha and Mickey. Dear sister of Costobile "Gus" Raso and his late wife Jane. Loving aunt of Jane and Don Salmon, Wendy and Thomas Bruffy and Sue Ann Raso Maher. Also survived by her long-time companion Kenneth Kraeuter and her family friend and care taker, Lynne Vicary. Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Funeral on Friday assembling at the funeral home at 10 AM followed by a service at the funeral home at 11 AM. Entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. To view full obituary or write a condolence, visit

Funeral Home

Leonardis Memorial Home
210 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park, NJ 07932
(973) 377-5050
Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 13, 2013