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  • Josephine ‘Buff’ Colorito

  • Mrs. Josephine “Buff” Colorito, 94, formerly of Thumb Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center where she had been a resident for the last eight years.

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  • Mrs. Josephine “Buff” Colorito, 94, formerly of Thumb Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center where she had been a resident for the last eight years.
    Josephine was born on Aug. 29, 1918, in Frankfort, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (LoPresto) Riscica. She attended Albany schools. Josephine spent most of her life in St. Johnsville where she was employed by several area businesses. On March 22, 1947, she was united in marriage with Joseph Colorito at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Their loving union lasted 44 year until his passing on Jan. 29, 1991.
    Survivors include her three children, Gene (Marie) Colorito, of St. Johnsville, Cynthia Gould, of Rome, and Richard (Teddi) Colorito, of St. Johnsville; her seven grandchildren, Anita (David) Tomasek, of Rotterdam, Gina (Thomas) Ciaccio, of Gloversville, Jason (Stephanie) Colorito, of Dolgeville, Rebecca (Brett) Patrei, of Amsterdam, Bethany (Mark) Porter, of Gloversville, Jackie Gazaille, of Rome, and Sheila (Robert) Kucharski, of Canajoharie; her 14 great-grandchildren, Joan Rose Gazaille , Robert and Ryan Kucharski, David and Chase Tomasek, Gianna and Joseph Ciaccio, Caelan, Trevor and Gavin Porter, Emma, Grace and Luke Patrei and Jacob Colorito; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Lucy Fletcher and Minnie Perry, of St. Johnsville; and her brothers, Phillip and Cosemino Riscica, of Albany.
    The family will receive relatives and friends at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville (518-568-2300), from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Dennis Murphy at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Burial will take place in the spring of 2013 at St. Johnsville Cemetery.
    The family is being cared for by Harry J. Enea and John P. Lewandowski, funeral directors.
    To offer an online message of sympathy, please go to www.eneafamily.com.

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