Josephine Ottaviani
1919 - 2016
Gwen Mooney Funeral Home - Elden Good Chapel
2620 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH

Josephine "Jo" passed away on July 10, 2016. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Carl and Mary Caruso. Jo was the beloved wife of the late Bixio "Be Jo" Ottaviani; the loving mother of Joseph (Ruth) Ottaviani and Linda (Barry) Gromen; the dear grandmother (nonna) of Mary Beth (Rex) Loebker, Laura Anne (Oscar) Ottaviani-Chacon and Carolyn (Tad) Carmody, Keith (Pam) Gromen, Jeffrey (Alberta Pais) Gromen, Lori (Kent Butler) Gromen, Margaret and Sarah Goldrainer; and the adored great-grandmother of eleven. She is also survived by seven siblings -six sisters and one brother, while seven siblings - two sisters and five brothers - predeceased her. Visitation will be held Friday, July 15, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home-Elden Good Chapel, 2620 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208, (513-853-1035). Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church-Hyde Park, 2853 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208. Interment St. Joseph New Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memphis, Hyde Park Center, or a charity of your choice. Sympathy may be expressed at

Published by The Cincinnati Enquirer from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2016.
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Gwen Mooney Funeral Home - Elden Good Chapel
2620 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH
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2853 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH
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I saw your Mom at St. Mary's most Saturdays at 4:00 pm mass. She always had a kind word for me. She was so sweet. We were on vacation when she passed away or I would have attended her funeral.
Rosemary D Bosco
August 3, 2016
Linda, my sympathies for your loss.
Carol Laws
July 14, 2016
Our dear friend, Peppina, a grand lady. Her smile was so catching, you had to smile back. We met her in the 90's and she made us feel like cousins that had been missing, she had a special way of making every person she met like the most special person to join the United Italian Society.
Her generosity was overwhelming, if any one was in need she would be first in line to help.
Her devotion to her Church was also very strong and loved her parish of St Mary's. A stable member of the Italian Society and supported the Italian Church, Sacred Heart.
May she now rest in the arms of Jesus and see the beauty of God's house with new eyes. We love you dear Peppina you will be missed.
Rose & Joe Santoro
July 13, 2016
Linda and Joe, Your mother, to me, was the Perfect Mother! She was so nice and friendly (and beautiful). Linda, if you get a chance to call me sometime, my phone no. is (513) 531-3340. I hope you remember me. We went to Windsor School together. Carolyn Bain
Carolyn Bain
July 13, 2016
I send my sincere condolences during this very difficult time. May you all find comfort from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14.
July 13, 2016
Rest In Peace Aunt Josephine. It has been a long time since I have seen you, always have fond memories.
David Brisotti
July 13, 2016
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