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Josephine ‘Buff’ Colorito

December 29, 2012
The Leader Herald

Mrs. Josephine "Buff" Colorito, 94, formerly of Thumb Road, St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center where she had been a resident for the last eight years.

Josephine was born on August 29, 1918, in Frankfort, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (LoPresto) Riscica.

She attended Albany schools. Josephine spent most of her life in St. Johnsville where she was employed by several area businesses. On March 22, 1947, she was united in marriage with Joseph Colorito at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Their loving union lasted 44 years until his passing on January 29, 1991.

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Mrs. Colorito

Survivors include: her three children, Gene (Marie) Colorito of St. Johnsville, Cynthia Gould of Rome and Richard (Teddi) Colorito of St. Johnsville; her seven grandchildren, Anita (David) Tomasek of Rotterdam, Gina (Thomas) Ciaccio of Gloversville, Jason (Stephanie) Colorito of Dolgeville, Rebecca (Brett) Patrei of Amsterdam, Bethany (Mark) Porter of Gloversville, Jackie Gazaille of Rome and Sheila (Robert) Kucharski of Canajoharie; her 14 great-grandchildren, Joan Rose Gazaille, Robert and Ryan Kucharski, David and Chase Tomasek, Gianna and Joseph Ciaccio, Caelan, Trevor and Gavin Porter, Emma, Grace and Luke Patrei and Jacob Colorito; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her sisters, Lucy Fletcher and Minnie Perry of St. Johnsville; and her brothers, Phillip and Cosemino Riscica of Albany.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville (518) 568-2300 from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Dennis Murphy at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012. Burial will take place in the spring of 2013 at St. Johnsville Cemetery.

The family is being cared for by Harry J. Enea and John P. Lewandowski, funeral directors.

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