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Apr 9, 2019 11:13 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Josephine 'Josie' Purrazzella Of Southampton Dies April 4

Apr 9, 2019 3:09 PM

Josephine “Josie” Purrazzella died on a flight home from Florida to Southampton on April 4, 2019. She was 89.

From her birth on September 11, 1929, in Springfield Gardens, until her death, she nourished her family and friends with love, faith, and delicious Italian food, survivors said. She was born to Giuseppe D’Aiuto and Giacoma Catalanotto. She married the late Dr. Giuseppe “Joe” Purrazzella on May 2, 1953. For many years, she and her husband of 62 years divided their time between Fort Pierce, Florida, and Southampton.

She is survived by four children, Rose (Marc Rosenblum), Linda, Michael (Louise), and Joseph; and four grandchildren, Michael (Andrea), Julia (Grant), Alessandro, and Dante.

Visitation was at O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home in Southampton on April 8, and a funeral service on April 9 at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton. Burial followed at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Memorial donations may be made to the Coast Manatee Foundation/Manatee Observation and Educational Center, where she volunteered for over 20 years, tcmfinc.org.

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