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1 of 18 | Posted by: Claire Rutledge - Coventry, RI

“My Great Aunt Josie was such an incredible human being and the perfect example for someone to model their life around. She never had a bad word to...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Andrew Touchette - Alexandria, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers to a great family. Lots of love,Beth and Greg ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Greg and Beth - Reading, MA

“One of the last of the best generation ever! Oh what an angel Josie was: never had a bad word to say about anyone and always upbeat and smiling. Now...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Lorrie Devine - Saugus, MA

“So sorry to hear of Josie's passing, she was a wonderful and kind woman! My sincere condolences. John Casoli ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: John Casoli - Alfred, ME

“Paula, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I pray during this difficult time you can find some comfort in knowing that you were an...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Lewis - Littleton, CO

“Dear Toni, Alice and Sophie,My sincere condolences on your mother's passing. May you find strength and joy in her memory always.Lots of love,Laurie...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Laurie Tunick - Danvers, MA

“Remember that name sorry for your loss ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: John Jeffrey - Riverdale, GA

“My thoughts are with all of her family. I have fond memories of her growing up and she was always such a sweet woman. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy Lanzillo OConnor - UT

“Paula my heart goes out to you and your entire family. Lifting you all up in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Kristin Morgan - FL - Friend

“Dear Encarnacao FamilyOur utmost thoughts and prayers are with you all. We grew up with the Encarnacao's family and all of you are a blessing. ...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Marie Bernadette and Richard LaCroix - MA

“So sorry for your loss, Toni. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Rob MacDonald - Wakefield, MA

“Julioso sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies- Love Joe and Cathy ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Joe and Cathy Grassello - MA

“So sorry to hear of Aunt Josie's passing. She was a sweet lady and a very good friend to my Mom. My prayers are with you during this sad time. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Geri Brown - Athens, TN

“Julio. my prayers and thoughts are with your family..thinking about you ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Anthony Gonnella - Apex, NC

“Mother,You were truly a remarkable woman, confidant and friend. You touched so many lives in numerous ways, whether it was with your advice ,...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Toni Encarnacao - Danvers, MA

“Josie was a special woman and love be all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. I love you Josie ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Forlizzi - Wakefield, MA

“What can I say? Preston Street was always a hangout and drop in place. First words out of Josie's mouth..' do you want something to eat?" Well, yeah...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: alison hartung - Sandown, NH


Josephine A. Encarnacao, age 92, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died Friday, March 29 at the Brightview Senior Living Center in Wakefield.

Born in Wakefield on August 19, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Chiara (DiFilippo) Croce.

Josephine attended Wakefield Public Schools. She was employed by Berman and Levine Dress Manufacturer and Lawrence Fashions in Boston for 16 years as a seamstress. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends. When her children were young she was a den mother to the Cub Scouts and Bluebirds. She was a member of St. Florence Jr. Catholic Club. Known as "Josie" to her friends and family, she was a hardworking mom and very dedicated to her family.

Josephine leaves behind her children: Julio Encarnacao of Gloucester, Wayne Encarnacao and his wife Carol of Wakefield, Dominic Encarnacao of Maine, Anna Piergentili and her husband Piero of Vermont, Toni Encarnacao and her partner Alice Dailey of Danvers, Dana Encarnacao and his wife Sharyn of Saugus, and Paula Noble and her husband Christopher of Merrimac. She was the sister of Dora Adams of Wakefield, and the late Levia Caiani, Olga Silverio and Peter, Bernard, Dominic, John and Vincenzo Croce. She is also survived by her three beloved grandchildren: Cristina, Kara and Anthony Piergentili.

Her Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield on Thursday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8pm. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, and due to allergies, please send donations in Josephine's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101.