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Josephine MESSINEO

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Josephine, 96, of Clifton, passed away on June 10, 2014. Born in Passaic, she lived in Clifton for the last 89 years and was a past member and executive officer of the Dutch Hill Association. A parishioner of St. Paul's RC Church, Clifton, Josephine was a former member of St. Mary's Hospital Guild where she was past president and a volunteer and manager of St. Mary's Hospital Gift Shop. Josephine was a secretary for Athenia Steel Co. in Clifton, a division of National Standard Co., and a legal secretary for Becton-Dickinson in Rutherford and Franklin Lakes, retiring in 1984. An Artist, Josephine was a Past member of the Clifton Art Association, the Rutherford Art Association, the Passaic-Clifton Ski Club and the Clifton Archery Club. Beloved sister of Eleanor Frazza and her late husband Everett of New Town, PA, the late Angeline Scangarello and her husband James of Clifton, and the late Stephen Messineo. Loving aunt of Janine Frazza of Watkinsville, GA, Mark Frazza and his wife Sally of Philadelphia, PA, Christian Frazza of Helena, MT, Elizabeth Norland Bewley of Dayton, OH, Anita Scangarello and Nancy Wegrzyniak and her husband Ed, all of Clifton. Funeral Monday 8:45 AM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton, and 10 AM at St. Paul's RC Church, Clifton. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. Visiting Sunday 2-6 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Clifton Arts Center, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013, in memory of Josephine, would be greatly appreciated.
Published in The Record/Herald News on June 20, 2014
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