Josephine (Caciola) Merrette

March 3, 1930 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 89)


Josephine (Jo) Merrette, beloved mother and grandmother, died on January 25, 2020.  She was born in 1930 to late James V. and Angelina Caciola.  She was predeceased by 6 siblings: Anna DiCerchio, Natalie Ferraro, Florence Mollo, Charles Caciola, Mary Bloom and James J. Caciola.  Josephine is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Joseph Merrette, Jr.  She is survived by her children Stephen (Graciela) Merrette and Michele (Erik) Shore and foster-daughter Rosemarie Angeline and 4 beloved grandchildren Laura Valmy, Joseph Merrette, Luke and Amanda Shore, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Josephine was a former employee of Ansco/GAF Corp. and also Broome Community College. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, opera and most importantly -spending time with her family, taking great joy in celebrating holidays, birthdays, marriages, graduations and other special family events.  A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. 

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