Josephine Mucciolo, 95, a long-time resident of Burbank, CA passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at Villa Scalabrini in Sun Valley, CA. Born Giuseppina Cosima Faso on September 27, 1917 in Caccamo, Sicily, she was the daughter of Geni Giglio and Rosario Faso. After her father died she was left with relatives in Sicily when her mother emigrated to the United States with her new husband Rosario "Sam" Giglio. At age 12 she came to the United States alone aboard the steamer "Roma" to join her mother and stepfather in New York. In 1941 she married Anthony Mucciolo in Flushing. They remained married for 67 years until Anthony's death in 2009.
Josephine dedicated her life to taking care of family and service to her community. As she graduated the 8th grade from P.S.120 in New York, she was given an award for her service to the school. While in Burbank, she was granted many awards, including the President's Volunteer Service Award from the President's council on Service and Civic Participation, recognition from the U. S. Senate, the California State Senate, and the California State Assembly for her work with the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and commendations from the Mayor of Burbank, the County of Los Angeles, and the U. S. Senate for outstanding and invaluable service to the community. Josephine was also recognized for her service to Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center before she "retired" there.
Josephine is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Ramona of Michigan, son Gene and his wife Helen of Wisconsin, and daughter Natalie and her partner Karlin of North Hollywood, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation and Rosary will be held 7pm Wednesday, April 3 at Valley Funeral Home in Burbank. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am Thursday, April 4 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, with internment to follow at San Fernando Mission.