Josephine LaRosa

LaROSA, Josephine R. “Jo” Lamantia, 81, of Wintersville, OH, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Bolger Country Club Manor.

She was born in Steubenville, OH, on May 31, 1931, a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Russo Lamantia.

Josephine was co-owner and operator of Sew Vac in Steubenville. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, CWC and St. Francis Society.

Preceding Josephine in death were her husband, James S. “Jim” LaRosa on April 24, 2005, and brother, Phil Lamantia.

Surviving are three sons, James D. LaRosa of Philadelphia, PA, Edward J. (Mary Liz) LaRosa of Pittsburgh, PA and Kenneth (Kathy) LaRosa of Lewes, DE; six grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Lamantia of Toronto, OH and Frank Lamantia of Atlanta, GA; sister Aggie Burick of Lakeland, FL and several nephews and nieces. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Kurt Kemo officiating.

Burial at Fort Steuben. Vigil service Monday 3:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943, ww.valley donate.asp or Blessed Sacrament Church, 852 Main Street, Wintersville, OH 43953.

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