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Josephine R. Di Benedetto

January 2nd, 2022

Josephine R. Di Benedetto, age 65, of New York, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 28, 2021.

Josephine was born on September 24, 1956, in Boston, MA. She was the cherished youngest child of Pio and Anna (Dardo)      Di Benedetto and raised in Everett as part of a loving family. She graduated from Everett High School and completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts.

Josephine’s family was extremely important to her. Most important was spending time with her family, especially the holidays. These are the memories that are most cherished and held dear in our hearts.

Josephine’s loving personality endeared her to all who knew her. It was natural for her to express compassion, support, and love to her closest friends.

Josephine was the dear sister of Antonietta Cascella of Lynn, Maria        Di Benedetto of Wakefield, Grace Di Benedetto & Roy Stratton of Wilmington, Nunzio & Mary Di Benedetto of Wilmington. She was the loving aunt of Irene Cascella, Daniel Di Benedetto, Michael Di Benedetto, Peter Di Benedetto and Pio Di Benedetto. Josephine was the great-aunt of Chantel Doyle, Jordan Di Benedetto, Morgan Di Benedetto, Angelina Hakins, Corey Di Benedetto, and Daniel Di Benedetto, III.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, January 7th, at 9:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 6th from 3:30-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Josephine’s name may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Center at NYU-Langone, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, One Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Josephine R. Di Benedetto”

  1. Mariann Casagrande says:

    I met Jo about 25-30 years ago when she moved into the condo next to my mom and dad. She had an instant friendship with my parents and soon was like a third daughter and part of the family.????Jo was with us through many events in our lives both happy and sad.
    She and I grew closer after both my dad and my husband passed away making sure to have dinner once a month or so.
    After my mom passed, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Jo was there offering support in any way she could and when Jo was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer a couple of years later, we clearly both understood the journey we were on and the constant state of anxiety.
    When the pandemic hit our meet ups stopped however we still spoke on the phone every few weeks. When I hadn’t heard back from her after a couple of texts, I knew something was up. Our last communication was late November and she sent a Bitmoji saying all was good.
    I realize now she knew what she was up against and wanted her privacy.
    The day I found out of her passing, we were cleaning out a closet and we found the wedding gift she had sent us. It’s a beautiful metal work piece of two Cardinal Love Birds. I take this as my sign from my beautiful friend.
    I have had a hard time wrapping my head around this. I am heartbroken but I am also so blessed to have had Jo in my life and I will never forget her.
    Rest In Peace my beautiful friend. You are forever in my heart ??

  2. Terese lifton says:

    We are heart broken to hear of Jo’s passing. She touched our lives and our parents lives deeply. Mom and dad adored her. She shared so many life milestones with our family. Rip beautiful angel. You will forever be remembered

  3. Sabina Hilaire says:

    Oh what a beautiful soul she was, she touched me in so many ways, I am still in shock but more than anything I am happy to have had an opportunity to spend time with her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family…may she rest in perfect peace.

  4. Scott Menta says:

    Josephine was a wonderful person with a colorful personality. There was never a dull moment with Josephine. She will be deeply missed.

  5. Jim & Ileana Thompson says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family ,Our hearts are with all of you. She was always smiling and everything was fine .
    We will never forget her. May she RIP.

  6. Donna Bambao says:

    Remember also, O Lord, Thy servant and handmaid Josephine, who has gone before us with the sign of faith, and rest in the sleep of peace. To thee, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshing coolness, light, and peace; Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

    You will truly be missed Our Dear Josephine.

    Love, Donna & Allan

  7. Martin Terzian says:

    I had the absolute pleasure of knowing and working with Jo (she preferred Jo to Josephine – which fits her personality) for close to 40 years. I can repeat all of the wonderful things everyone else has said about her. However, what I can add is that she had integrity – unrelenting integrity! She had a zest for life, an infectious laugh and always cared for others.
    The world was better with Jo in it – though I will miss my longest and most valued friend, thinking of her will always make me smile!

  8. Robert, Sue Jane and Isabella Mancene says:

    We met Josephine (better known as Jo to us) through my sister Diane. They are best friends. We all instantly connected. Jo had a warm and easy-going demeanor and could light up a room with her laughter. Our gatherings were always entertaining and full of joy. Even when we had not seen each other for a while it was so easy to reconnect. All that was needed was a quick hug and a hello. Jo had style and grace; she was truly a classy woman. The picture that was selected perfectly encapsulates her personality. Her memory will endure within all of us. We loved her.

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