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Josephine M. Ferrante, age 85, of Concord Twp., passed away August 7, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born February 5, 1933 in Cleveland and grew up in Wickliffe.

Mrs. Ferrante was a homemaker. She enjoyed caring for her family, gardening, and spending time with her sisters. Josephine especially loved cooking, making homemade pasta and carrying out family traditions which included going to Ferrante Winery.

Survivors are her children, Nicholas (Valerie) Ferrante, Anna (Joe Stone) Schroeder, Carmel (James) Arbaczewski, Peter (Sharon) Ferrante, Mary Jo Ferrante, Lisa (Craig Nusrala) DeLuca, Paula (Ronald) Tucker, and Anthony (Lindsay Arietta) Ferrante; grandchildren, Alexandra, Joseph, Ashley, Todd, Dante, Dominick, Gianni, Jessica, Janeen, Heather, Erika, MaKenna ,Isabella, and Jason; great grandchildren, Levi and Elliott; sisters, Rose Major and Mary Poole; and many other loving family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Ferrante; parents Louie and Carrie Trivisonno; brothers, Angelo Trivisonno, and Louie Trivisonno.

Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor (Please meet at the church.) The family will receive friends from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 or the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland 44110-2602, donate online at, or the American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer Research, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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