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Josephine 'Josie' Marie Garofalo, 90, of Gainesville, died April 3, 2018 having lived a long and full life.
Josie was born May 3, 1927 and was raised in New Jersey as part of a large first-generation Italian-American family. She loved her daughter, her grandchildren, her great grandson, and her extended family. She rooted for the Gators and enjoyed old movies and singing songs of the 1930s and 40s. She also loved sharing her Italian cooking, especially her cutlets, with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Madeleine Catholic Church in High Springs.
She is survived by her daughter, Faye Jackson of Alachua; grandchildren Kenny and Lisa Jackson, and great grandson Eliseo. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Garofalo, and devoted son-in-law Scott Jackson, whom she considered her son.
Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2018
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