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Josephine Virginia Colasessano, 85, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017 at Fazio's Elder Care in Monongah.
She was born in Frosolone, Italy on Dec. 23, 1932, the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Vittoria (DiBiase) Colaciello. She was preceded in death by her husband, John (Spider) Colasessano on April 15, 1973.
She was the owner and backbone of Colasessano's Carry-Out for 51 years. Her pride in her product was eminent by the many loyal customers that frequented her establishment. Josephine loved her family and one of her many joys was cooking Sunday dinners for family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and always took pride in her appearance.
She is survived by her son, Joe (Carol) Colasessano and her daughter, Donna (David) Wells all of Fairmont; grandchildren, Cara (Jonathan) Loper of Dallas, Texas, John Paul (Andrea) Audia of Fairmont, Victoria (Justin) Hershman of Fairmont, and Rachel (Bradley) Dodrill of Grafton; great-grandchildren, Emma Rose and Franco Joseph Audia, and Joseph James Hershman. She is also survived by her brother, Felix (Kayrene) Colaciello of Brandywine, Maryland. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, a special niece Filomena Oliverio of Clarksburg and nephew, Joe Colaciello of Waldorf, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Fairmont Catholic Grade School.
The family would like to thank Fazio's Elder Care for their love and support the last 18 months.
Family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Father Vincent Joseph. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Father Vincent Joseph officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Fairmont.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on December 26, 2017
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