Jospehine L. DePalma, 104
Shrewsbury – Josephine L. (DiLeo) DePalma, 104, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Beaumont Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing Center after a long wonderful life. Her loving husband of 34 years, Salvatore A. DePalma died in 1981.
She leaves her daughter, Janice Ryzewski and her husband William A. of Shrewsbury; a brother, Joseph C. DiLeo of Worcester; three grandsons, William M. Ryzewski of Worcester, Joseph A. Ryzewski and his wife Melissa of East Brookfield, and Dr. Matthew W. Ryzewski and his wife, Kathleen of Shrewsbury; and one beautiful great-granddaughter, Meredith. She was predeceased by three brothers, Chester, Maurice, and Louis DiLeo, and two sisters, Mary Leard and Rose Lamantea, all of Worcester.
Josephine was born in Bisceglie, Provincia of Bari, Italy, daughter of the late Vincenzo and Maria (Lamantea) DiLeo. She graduated from the Worcester Public Schools and had resided in Shrewsbury for the past 61 years. She had worked for many years for the former Hale Drug in the center of Shrewsbury before her retirement in 1971.
She was faithful member of Saint Mary’s Parish, where she was a member of the Jet Set and the Women’s Guild. She also was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the East Side Post # 201 American Legion in Worcester.
Josephine’s family would like to thank the staff of Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Northborough for the care, compassion, and comfort they gave Josephine during her stay there.
Calling hours for Josephine were held April 21 in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home. Her funeral will be celebrated Monday, April 22, at 11 a.m., at Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury.
Memorial donations can be kindly made to the Shrewsbury Firefighters Association, 11 Church Rd., Shrewsbury.
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