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Josephine (nee Zisa), of Hackensack, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the age of 85 years. She had worked as a Lunch Aide for the Hackensack Public School System for a number of years. She was a member of the Hackensack Chapter Ladies of Unico National and the Hackensack Troast Ladies Auxiliary Athletic Club. Josephine was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church in Hackensack, where she was also a member of the St. Francis Socialites. Beloved wife of Joseph M. Mellone for 64 years. Devoted mother of Roseann Heytink and her husband Gerry of Hillsdale, and Joseph Mellone and his wife Maddie of Hackensack. Loving grandmother of Sarah Axelrod and her husband Chris, Lisa Heytink, and Karen Jo Mellone. Dearest sister of the late Jennie Faustini and Ross Zisa. Adored aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. The funeral on Monday, June 30th, at 8:45 AM, from the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Service, 397 Union Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Francis R. C. Church, 50 Lodi Street, Hackensack with entombment following at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Washington Township. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The family prefers that in lieu of flowers you make donations in Josephine's memory to the Hackensack Troast Athletic Club Scholarship Fund, 74 Troast Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. To send condolences, get directions or for further information visit gentilefuneralservice.com.
G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Service
397 Union Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Published in The Record on June 27, 2014