Age 89, passed away at home, April 6, 2012. She was born March 19, 1923, in Nashville, TN, the daughter of Sam and Pauline Palazolo. Josephine was a kind, supportive and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, whose passion was spending time with her family. She enjoyed going to the casino, and was known as the “Checker Champion.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor in 1967; sister, Joan and brother, Domonic. Surviving are: 8 children, Carol (Howard) Miller, Victor (Cindy) Spagnuolo, Pauline (Robert) Pruneau, Mary (Tim) Pearson, Jean (Ed) Kirstein, Jim (Donna) Spagnuolo, Patricia (Jimmy Eggert) Falcon and Michelle (Dennis) O’Malley; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at St. Owen Catholic Church, 6869 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills. The Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery, Southfield. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Her family will also receive friends in the Narthex of the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marion High School, 7225 Lasher Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, or Brother Rice High School, 7101 Lasher Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301, in memory of Josephine Spagnuolo.