Josephine Casino, 95, of Breezy Point, NY, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, died peacefully on February 10, 2020, at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel, NJ. Born in Brooklyn to Alfonso Furibondo and his wife Rosa (nee Di Spino), Josie, as she was known to many, was a housewife, and, with her sister Connie, owner of a family real estate company.
A “force” to be reckoned with, she had a generous heart and a bold determination, and was a surrogate mother to many. In 1942, she married the love of her life, Anthony William Casino – Jack to everyone – and they had four children: Ronald Casino (Judy), Joanne Hahn (Richard), Denise Wintringham (Thomas), and Anthony Jr. (Grace).
Josephine loved business, debating, cooking and decorating. But above all, she loved her family and friends. In addition to her children, she is survived by five grandchildren: Danielle O’Donnell (Michael), Thomas Wintringham (Faith), Stephen Wintringham (Morgan), Matthew Casino (Allison), and Courtney Perdue (Jessica). As her health declined, two beautiful great granddaughters --Lia Marie O’Donnell and Lucy Michelle O’Donnell – graced her life and lifted her spirits. She is also survived by her beloved sister Connie Dorogoff (d. Peter) and her many nieces and nephews and their children.
She will be missed by many, but fear not, she will be working her magic from above.
Wake service to begin on Friday February 14, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Marine Park Funeral Home. 3024 Quentin Road Brooklyn, NY 11234. 718-339-8900.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday February 15, 2020 at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church for 9:45 AM. 204-25 Rockaway Point Boulevard Breezy Point, NY 11697.
Committal service to immediately follow to Holy Cross Cemetery. 3620 Tilden Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203.
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