Josephine R. Gianforte



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Charlotte: Friday, November 30, 2007. Josephine, beloved wife and mother, is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Carlo, and brother, Samuel Bonacci. She is survived by her children, Carl(Stephen Metildi)Gianforte and Carol(Robert)Rathbun, Sr.; brother, Pat Bonacci; sisters, Rita Spencer, and Rose(Mickey)Madlen; sister-in-law, Frances Bonacci; grandchildren, Wendy(Nick)DiNapoli, Michelle(Mike)Smalle and John(Stephanie)Schifano; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Isabelle Schifano; many nieces and nephews; also survived by dear friend, Angie Masters. Friends are invited to call Sunday, 4-8PM at the Vay-Schleich & meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. On Monday, her Funeral Mass will be celebrate in Holy Cross Church at 11AM. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


  1. Joe Alessi on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Carl and Carol, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. A lot of good memories as a kid at family gatherings where I rememebr your parents having a good time and always enjoying having the kids around. I know you will both miss her very much. She was a very good lady and a great Mom. Sorry I could not get to her calling hours to pay my respects in person.

  2. Joanne Burns on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Carol, Carl and family–my deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Josephine. Sincerely–Joanne Burns, 70 Hewitt St.

  3. Judy Longo (Antinora) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Carl and Family, Aunt Francis Bonacci had told me your mom was ill. I am so very sorry for your loss. What a sweet wonderful lady your mom is. I will pray for her and you also. God Bless, Judy Longo

  4. Cherylann Garippa Bellavia on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Hi Your mom and my mom went to the same hairdresser for years and your mom was always so sweet and nice to my mom. What a doll. I know she will be missed. My mom passed away 2 years ago and the void never goes away but the memories are precious. God bless you all.

  5. Mark Pierzynski & Giuseppe Erba on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The video of Josephine was touching to the spirit and heart, and this was just a hint of the love she had for you, and the love you had for her. May the countless memories help you celebrate her life with joy and grace. Peace. Mark and Giuseppe

  6. Tracy Stewart on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The Stewarts

  7. Tiffany Steiner on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Tiffany, Scot, Jim and Nancy

  8. Linda Sherry on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this difficult time. especially my little Wendy. Love, Linda ‘Lou’ and Mikey D.

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