Josefina (Bilotta) Labate
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Of West Newton, passed away peacefully Monday, May 18th, 2020 at Newton - Wellesley Hospital at the age of 77. Josefina is reunited with her beloved mother just one month after she passed on April 4th.
Born on August 27, 1942 in Calabria, Italy; daughter of the late Domenico and Luisa (Ambrosio) Bilotta. Josefina immigrated to Argentina before coming to the United States and residing in Newton in 1978.
To those who knew her, Josefina was selfless, always thinking of others first. This held true in regards to her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. To them she was their special “Nona”. She cherished the time spent surrounded by those she loved so deeply and always had a smile on her face.
Josefina is survived by her beloved husband Jose Labate; her devoted and loving children Antonio "Ruben" Labate and his wife Cheryl of Natick; Andres Labate and his wife Sonia of Newton; her cherished grandchildren Candice and her husband Keith of Virginia, Marissa and her husband Daniel of Ashland, Ana Belen, and Adrianna; her adoring great grandchildren Liliana, Beatrice, Margaret, and Amelia; and her dear siblings Giuseppe and Francesca Bilotta, Francesco and Linda Bilotta all of Newton and Natalio and Irma Bilotta of Argentina; in addition she is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as extended family in Italy, Argentina, and Canada.
Out of genuine concern for those we love and care deeply about during this difficult time throughout the world and in our community; family & friends will gather to celebrate Josefina’s life and remember the love she shared with those she touched in a private Funeral Service at the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels in Waltham. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Waltham.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home of WALTHAM assisted Josefina’s family with arrangements.