Josephine M. DeLuca
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DeLuca, Josephine M. COLONIE Josephine M. DeLuca, 87, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 at Albany Medical Center Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Anna Scalzo and the wife of 62 years to the late Alfred (Fred) DeLuca. Josephine was a graduate of Coeymans High School and St. Peter's School of Nursing. In 1948 she moved to Catskill and starting her private duty nursing career at the Catskill Hospital. After retirement she became a resident of Colonie. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, dining out, horse racing, trips to casinos and working with flowers. The family would like to thank the Lacey family for the loving care they gave to Josephine. Survivors include her sisters, Theresa DeLuca of Loudonville and Carmella (John) Keon of Latham; and many nieces and nephews. Josephine was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Pagano Pape and Helen Ann Adamo. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Firemen's Home, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534.

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Published in Albany Times Union on Jun. 24, 2012.
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July 18, 2012
The Family of Josephine Deluca appreciate all the kind and gentle words. She is at rest now with Uncle Freddie. God Bless You All. JoAnne Adamo Conway (neice)
July 7, 2012
sorry to hear of Josephine's passing. she was a kind and generous neighbor. my prayers are with her.
john walsh
June 26, 2012
I was so sorry to read of Aunt Jo's passing. Growing up in Catskill she and Uncle Fred were a big part of my early years, as were all the DeLucas. I carry fond memories with me on my life journey. May she rest in peace!
Steven Mann
June 25, 2012
To the family of Josie,
She was my neighbor and friend and I will miss her dearly.
Joan Mirabile
June 24, 2012
We will miss talking to Josephine on the phone. She is at peace now. We loved her.

Shirley and Bob
Shirley & Bob DeLuca
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