Josephine (nee Cardone) Santaniello, originally from Paterson, NJ passed away on April 8, 2019 at 95 years old. She was affectionately known as Dolly and was born in Paterson, NJ on February 10, 1924 to the late Giuseppe and Angela (nee Chirico) Cardone of Castel Morrone, Italy. Josephine was predeceased in death by her sister Vincenza Szalia (1992), Rosa Nolan (1991), Antoinette Vanore (1993) and Italia Casbaro (1961) all of whom were from Paterson. Josephine’s husband Vincent Santaniello predeceased her in death after 29 years. They were married September 26, 1948 at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Paterson, NJ.
Josephine is survived by her daughter Joanne M. Caccioli and her husband Charles J. Caccioli Jr. Granddaughter Alissa M. O’Connell and her husband Kevin M. Great granddaughter Giavonna Marie O’Connell. Godson Richard Vanore and his wife Alicia Vanore.
Among Josephine’s favorite things were a good murder mystery and Shirley Temple movies. She will always be remembered for her lasagna dinners.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:30pm, meeting at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 52 Totowa Road, Totowa. Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mental Health America, 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820, Alexandria, VA 22314.