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Giuseppa "Josephine"

Giuseppa "Josephine" Valentino

d. January 17, 2024

Union, NJ

Giuseppa "Josephine" Valentino, 60 of Union passed away on January 17, 2024.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass for Josephine at St. Michael's Church, 1212 Kelly St. Union on Monday January 22 at 10:15 AM. Entombment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park. Arrangements are in the care of the Galante Funeral Home in Union.

Born in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Josephine immigrated to the United States in 1967, settling in the Vailsburg Section of Newark. She has been a Union resident since 1980. Josephine was a talented hair stylist, throughout the years working for Capriccio's in Union, Subway Salon in Millburn, C'est La Vie in Chatham and finally Salon 518 in Millburn until her retirement three years ago.

Josephine loved to travel, and treasured days spent at the beach. Whether it was a family trip to Wildwood, or one of her solo excursions to Punta Cana, Josephine could always be found chasing the sun. An avid fan of the New York Yankees, she most cherished attending games with her loving son. A devoted parishioner of St. Michael's Church, she served as a eucharistic minister and CCD teacher there.

Josephine was the loving daughter of Marianna, and the late Carmelo Valentino. She was the dear mother of Robert Machado, and sister of Linda Favor and her husband Anthony. She was also the special aunt to Anthony and Juliana Favor.

Josephine had a heart of gold and will be sorely missed by all who loved her. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the National Kidney Fund, by using the below link.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

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