Josephine Benedetto

Obituary of Josephine T. Benedetto

As the sun set on the evening of August 17th, we tucked our beautiful mother into her bed one last time for her final Journey. She traveled thru the night with her three children by her side and reached her final destination in the early hour of August 18th.  As the sun rose, we said a tearful good-bye; she took her final breaths and gently passed into the arms of our Heavenly Father.


Josephine was born November 11th, 1933 in Rome, NY, to the late Carmella and Costantino Marcoccia. She lived in Rome all her life. On June 2, 1956, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Leonard Benedetto. They had a blessed union of 35 years, until his passing on May 30th, 1991. Josephine was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Lee Center.


Josephine is survived by her loving children, Tina (Donald) Pisaneschi, Leonard (Christine) Benedetto, and David Benedetto; grandchildren, Renee Pisaneschi, Sarah (Nicholas) Tharrett, Leonard Benedetto Jr., and Carmann Benedetto; a great grandson, Dawson Tharrett, they all held a special place in her heart.  She is also survived by sisters, Ida Koder, Lena Coniglio, Gilda Salce, Carmella DeProspero, Gloria (Michael) Fiaschetti, Sandra Kaczor; brothers, Constantino Marcoccia, Augy (Margaret) Marcoccia; sisters in law, Louise Marcoccia, Rita Moore; brother in law, Michael (MaryJane) Benedetto; and many nieces and nephews, who all have fun loving memories of their aunt Jo. She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Marcoccia and Dominick (Hedy) Marcoccia.


Mom worked hard her entire life, never complaining. She lived her life with courage, dignity, and grace. She enjoyed all the simple things in life; traveling, long car rides, raking leaves, cooking and cleaning, sharing meals with family, a good cup of coffee, a fun night out at Turning Stone Casino to enjoy a nice dinner at her favorite table, and of course playing slots! When asked if she won or lost she would always say “I broke even!” Most of all Mom, loved to laugh, she could find humor in any situation. Mom will forever live in our hearts and memories, and we hope she will live on in yours as well.    


The family would like to thank the entire staff at Rome Memorial Hospital who cared for mom. Also, thank you to Dr. Sikder and staff at Slocum Dickson. Special thanks to Dr. Seedat and staff whose compassion and kindness will always be remembered.  


Per Josephine’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. All services are private.


Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.


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