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Josephine Christina (Saccone) Ricciardi

March 29, 1924 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 97)


Josephine Christina (Saccone) Ricciardi, born March 29, 1924, from West Mifflin, formerly from the neighborhood of Allentown, passed peacefully at the age of 98, on March 21, 2022, at the Family Hospice in Lawrenceville, surrounded by family.  She is now resting in the arms of Our Lord and Savior.
Beloved wife of 41 years to the late Luigi Ricciardi, Married August 7, 1954.  Luigi passed 9/26/1995.
Daughter of the late Christopher and Carmella Saccone.  
Preceded in death by brothers Joe, Nick and Jerry Saccone.
Loving mother of the late  Angelina "Gina" (Albert) Ricciardi, Gina was her whole life, Josephine loved her dearly.
Josephine loved Jeopardy, musicals and classic music. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and daughter to Italy, Hawaii and to the Caribbean. 
Josephine is survived by cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
At age 18, during WWII, Josephine worked at The Pentagon, Arlington, VA., as a clerk-typist, followed by employment at Dravo on Neville Island.
 After marrying her husband, she operated and owned a deli, beer distributor and a neighborhood bar, 481 Lounge in Monongahela.
Service and Burial are private.  In lieu of flowers, per Josephine’s request  donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  
She will be laid to rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Washington County.
Arrangements entrusted by the Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc. 1503 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210.
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