Josephine Giacalone Taranto, born in San Diego to Antonino and Giuseppina Giacalone on May 23, 1922 passed away on January 21, 2013.
Josie was the beloved wife for 61 years of Jim (deceased, 2002) devoted mother to Charlie (Jeanette, deceased, 2012), Tony (Erminia), Jim (Denise), Frances, and Joe (Johanna). She is survived by 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, sister Margaret Pisciotta and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Joe, Frank, Tom, and Nick.
She was a member of the Our Lady of the Rosary Guild and Our Lady of the Rosary Society. Rosary and mass will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church at State and Date. Interment will be at Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Research, Prevention Foundation www.alzheimersprevention.org
Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001. (866) 232-8484.