Josephine Tacopina

Josephine Tacopina passed away Friday August 2 after 94 happy years of a life lived to the fullest.  She was born on November 10, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, one of six children to Vitina and Anthony Oliva.  Her siblings, Matthew, Joseph, John, Marion and Edward all predeceased her.  Josephine had a distinguished career in the accounting department of the FDNY serving more than 25 years.  Of her many accomplishments in life, Josephine was very proud of the fact that she was a founding member and President of the Brooklyn Chapter of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. (MADD). But of all her accomplishments, she was most proud of her family.  She was a devoted wife to the love of her life, the late Cosmo Tacopina. Mother to Joseph (Tish) of Westport, Ct. and their Five children, Morgan, Chris, Joe, Matt and Olivia.  Irene Petrocelli (and her late husband Louis) of Brooklyn, NY and their four children Louis (Cindy) of Freehold, NJ, Dorianne (John) Diodato of Brooklyn, NY, Christopher (Katie) of Wantagh, NY, Janine (Kevin)Fulham of Wantagh, NY, and great-grandchildren, John Louis, Annalise, Daniel, Anthony, Louis IV, Dante, Sophia, Nico, Christianne, Rosalie, Samantha and Mason.

Josephine was a larger than life personality that loved and laughed with all of her heart. Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure.


Reposing Tuesday August 6, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Marine Park Funeral Home, 3024 Quentin Road Brooklyn. 

Funeral Procession to be departing the Marine Park Funeral Home at 10:00 AM on Wednesday August 7, 2019 to the committal service at Green-Wood Crematory, 500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232.

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