PROVENZANO, Josephine 88, of Tarpon Springs, passed away Feb 14, 2013. She is predeceased by her parents, Gaetano & Rosalia Provenzano, her brother, Joseph Provenzano, and her nephew, Thomas Provenzano. She is survived by her sister, Vincenza Ficarrotta, her nieces, Donna Bryant (Larry), Doreen Rawls (Don), her nephews, Dennis Ficarrotta (Annette), Joseph Provenzano (Denise), 9 grand nieces and nephews and 3 great grand nieces and nephew. Josephine lived her life unable to verbally communicate due to autism, but this did not prevent her from inspiring the love and devotion of her family and care takers. We would like to thank her UPARC family for the outstanding care and affection they provided her during her years with them. The family will receive friends between 9:30 and 10 am on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013, at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa, Services will begin at 10 am with a committal service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the UPARC Foundation at www.uparcfoundation.org or to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org.
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 19, 2013