Josephine T. Forlizzi

Josephine T. Forlizzi, 96, of Barefoot Bay FL passed away peacefully on December 6, 2021.

Predeceased by her parents, Salvatore and Vincent Franco, her husband John Forlizzi, and grandson Michael Giordano.

Survived by her three children Peter Martinelli (Everett MA), Linda Giordano (Malden MA), and Sandra Conti (Chelsea MA}. She will also be dearly missed by her 7 Grandchildren Scott Martinelli, Stephen Martinelli, Michelle Farina, Pamela Geer, Christina Domenichello and Joseph Conti. 16 Great Grand Children Michael Martinelli, Stephen Martinelli, David Martinelli, Brianna Martinelli, Nikki Defeo, Alea Martinelli, Alexandra Giordano, Alyssa Giordano, Michael Jr. Giordano, Marc Giordano, Matthew Geer, Emily Geer, Kylee Geer, Novalie Farina, Raegan Domenichello, and Colin Domenichello. And, 5 Great Great Grandchildren, Aleah Martinelli, lzabelle Martinelli, Jewliette Martinelli, Nico Defeo, and Gino Defeo.

In addition to her children and grandchildren she truly loved and adored her nieces and nephews, Richard, Joanne and Barbara Sperazza and Lisa and Linda Forlizzi. Josephine also had a special place in her heart for her Floridian friends whom she spent most of her time with.

Josephine was a woman of faith who said her rosaries daily. She lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as cooking for her family, playing bingo, indulging in an apple strudel and of course her deep deep love for reading. She always made sure to sing Happy Birthday to you­no matter the age, she was always out with friends and very much enjoyed traveling. But she will always be remembered for her love of hot coco and a good warm blanket!

Josephine worked as a stitcher most of her life. When she retired, she spent her time driving (With audible books and a good Bette Midler cassette tape) back and forth between Massachusetts and Florida. She then became a permanent Floridian resident in 2001. She moved back to Massachusetts a year ago with intention to spend as much time as she could with her family. As the matriarch to our family, she was the one who held us all together. In her last months she had everything she wanted peace, love and surrounded by her entire family. Josephine was strong, resilient, and witty all the way to the end. Her nurturing ways and love were second to none and will never be forgotten. She will be forever loved and deeply missed. A celebration of life will be held in the Spring of 2022


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