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Obituary for Josephine Joan Romeo (Mammarella)

Josephine Joan Romeo, (nee Mammarella), 88, a lifelong resident of East Rutherford, passed away on January 19, 2022. She was married to the love of her life, Frank Romeo for 62 years. She was the cherished mother of Carol Ann D'Alessandro and her husband the late Thomas, and Lisa Romeo Hall and her husband Jeffrey. Her pride and joy were her two beloved grandchildren Jason and Rachel Hall. Josephine enjoyed close friendships with many childhood friends and was fortunate to have them right in town to this day.
After attending secretarial school, Josephine worked at General Instrument in Newark where she met Frank. A loving and supportive mother, she enjoyed attending her daughters’ events and games during their school years. The Romeo house and pool was a daily destination for all the children on the block for many years. Josephine held leadership roles in the PTA and orchestrated many events and fundraisers. A wonderful cook, she enjoyed hosting family and friends for get-togethers at home. She loved having everyone gather to enjoy a meal.
Josephine began a career with the East Rutherford School District where she worked for 37 years; first as a librarian and then, for 25 years, as the executive secretary to the Superintendent at Faust Intermediate School. Josephine had a way of getting things done and was always the go-to person in the office. She retired in 2008. Josephine was a devout parishioner at St Joseph’s Church.
Funeral departing from the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad Street, Carlstadt on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 9:30 AM for a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s R.C. Church East Rutherford at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 PM.