Josephine M. DeLeo, 86

March 14, 2011
  • Josephine M. DeLeo
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APRIL 11, 1924-MARCH 10, 2011

FREDERICK, Md. — Mrs. Josephine Marita DeLeo, 86, of Frederick, passed into eternal life on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 9:45 p.m. at the home of her granddaughter, surrounded by family.

Born April 11, 1924, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of Harry and Helen Cole.

Josephine graduated from Altoona Catholic High School.

She married Francis R. DeLeo on Feb. 28, 1949.

After working as a government secretary for many years, she became a homemaker and cared for her family.
She resided in Rockville, Md.

She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville for more than 50 years. Josephine was a devout Catholic and supported many Catholic causes, including EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network).

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis, in February of 2006.

She is survived by four children, Linda Guisti, Michael DeLeo, Lisa DeLeo and Dana Thompson; four grandchildren, Cristalle Grove, Matthew Cable, Nicole DeLeo and Seth Thompson; and two great-grandchildren, Maddux Grove and Karyn Ann Grove.

Friends may call at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21742, on Thursday, March 17, from 6 to 9 p.m.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 19, at noon, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, Md. Monsignor Rob Jascott will officiate. Internment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210; or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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