Giuseppina DiPietro, lovingly known as Josephine, passed away on October 28, 2023, in Maplewood, New Jersey. She was born and raised in Giulianova, Italy and later emigrated and settled in Newark, NJ in 1955.
Josephine had a remarkable career alongside her husband as the owner and operator of DiPietro Italian Foods Specialties. In 1965, they opened their first store in Irvington NJ and later relocated it to Maplewood, where the business thrived until its closure in 2016. Throughout the years, Josephine and her husband played a pivotal role in the success of their store. Her passion for culinary excellence led her to create many of the specialties that became synonymous with DiPietro's.
Not only was Josephine a talented entrepreneur, but she also showcased her culinary skills at home, especially during the holidays. Her family and friends were blessed to enjoy her fabulous cooking.
Josephine's proudest accomplishments were intertwined with her dedication to the store and her family life. Alongside her late husband Benito, she successfully operated their beloved business for several decades. Their commitment left a lasting legacy in the community they served.
In addition to Benito, Josephine is predeceased by her brothers Osvaldo, and Alfonso. She leaves behind a loving family, including her son Harry and his wife Simone, her daughter Lia Manzella and her husband James. Josephine is also survived by her brother Alfonso II and his wife Vittoria, grandchildren Jennifer and her husband Anthony, Jimmy, and Brianna. Also Great Grandchildren Ava, and Viviana. Their love and connection will remain eternal as they cherish fond memories of their time spent with Josephine.
The services honoring Josephine's life will begin with a viewing on November 2nd, 2023, at the Galante Funeral Home 2800 Morris Ave in Union, NJ, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. A prayer service will take place at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Friends, family, and acquaintances are welcome to join in celebrating Josephine's life.
Josephine DiPietro's impact on her family, friends, and the community will forever be remembered. May her kind spirit and remarkable legacy continue to inspire all those who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations in her name to Alzheimer's of New Jersey (see below)