JOSEPHINE M. SALAMONE
Josephine Marian Salamone, formerly of Springfield, VA, passed away quietly on September 20, 2012 in Woodbridge, VA.
Born October 8, 1924 in Perry, NY, she was the daughter of Anthony and Frances Garbo Sardinia who predeceased her. Josephine married the late Samuel J. Salamone on July 10, 1948.
Josephine was a school teacher
and a life-long student of ballet. She began dancing as a child. Later, she and her brother, Frank Sardinia, danced as an adagio team in New York and in the Washington, DC area. She was a licentiate member of the Cecchetti Council Ballet Society of America. From 1959-2003, Josephine taught ballet, tap, jazz and Hawaiian dance in Fairfax Co. schools as well in her dance school in her home in Springfield, VA. She was a gifted and accomplished artist and a member of the Springfield Art Guild. Josephine received her BS in education at State University of NY.
Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one brother, Samuel and one son Dana. Josephine is survived by two sons, Mark Salamone (Sherri) and Christopher Salamone; one daughter, Diana Kirtley (Richard); one brother, Frank Sardinia (Kay); one sister Marian Kelly (Joe); and five grandchildren, Samuel and Robert Kirtley; Christina Salamone; Veronica and Anthony Salamone.
Josephine had an insatiable curiosity and love for life. Her love for her husband, children and grandchildren was profound and she will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 5640 Hoadly Rd. Manassas, VA 20112. Interment for Josephine and her husband Samuel will be at Quantico National Cemetery at 12 noon following the church service.
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