Josephine Catherine (Perricone) DeMaio, 91, of Middletown, wife of the late Joseph C. DeMaio, passed away on February 7, 2020 at UConn Medical Center. Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Eugenio and Antonina (Milone) Perricone.
Josephine lived in South Windsor for fifty-six years before moving to Middletown in 2007. She was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Church. She worked for the State’s Attorneys office for twenty-five years, was a Justice of the Peace and active in community affairs. Josephine was a member of the South Windsor Seniorettes and a founding member of the South Windsor Country Players where she was also a performer.
Josephine is survived by four sons, Steven J. DeMaio and his wife Norma of Middletown, Robert E. DeMaio and his wife Ann of Chaplin, Joseph S. DeMaio III of Middletown and Eugene R. DeMaio and his wife Michelle of Willington; a sister, Isabella Conner of Tulsa, OK; a daughter-in-law, Susan Adley of Middletown; six grandchildren: Jocelyn DeMaio and her fiancé Neil Parisi, Jessica Nieman and her husband Jameson, Mark DeMaio and his wife Sarah, Justin DeMaio and his wife Genevieve, Kristina Hood and her husband Daniel, Joey DeMaio, and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 14 at 10:30 am at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 10 Elm Street, Middletown. Burial will follow in the State Veteran Cemetery.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, February 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Josephine’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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