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“Rest In Peace sweet Josephine. You will always be in my heart. I love you always. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Angela Budraj - Queens, NY

“Josie was an absolute treasure. Such a spirit that was full of love for life. Always showed such compassion & was ready to shower you with prayers,...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jill Moore - Pinehurst, NC

“My Dear Cousin Josie who always asked about my family and how much she loved me. I had many conversations with her and enjoyed them so much. May she...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Tessitore - N Babylon, NY

“Josie so loved her beloved "daughter" Jackie and her sons Dante & Delano, her dear friend Sandy Gabin and her mom Gloria Brown, her frieend and aide...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: marilyn pappert - ny, NY - Friend

“I was blessed to have known Josephine, she was an amazing New Yorker . Rest in Peace Josephine ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Coles - New York, NY


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Josephine DeCicco 1920-2021

Josie was the quintessential New Yorker. Born in 1920, she spent her entire life living in her beloved Greenwich Village neighborhood. Josie was part of the first class to graduate from St. Anthony Elementary school and went on to Washington Irving H.S.

Three months after graduation she received a job offer from Bergdorf Goodman to join her sister Mary as a seamstress at the luxury retail store on 5th Avenue. She spent the next 46 years working there becoming one of the most sought after seamstresses. She was given the most difficult alteration requests by Mr. Goodman for clients such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, her sister Lee Radziwill and Audrey Hepburn. During those years, Josie and her parents and sister Mary spent time traveling to Europe, took cruises and enjoyed time with her cousins in Long Branch, NJ.

Josie was an active member of Our Lady of Pompei Caring Community Senior Center where she volunteered for 36 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Pompei Church her entire life. Every day, she could be seen walking along Bleecker Street, with her walker, and stopping to converse with neighbors and friends. She credited her longevity to her active lifestyle and not smoking. Josie believed that growing up and spending her entire life living in her beloved Greenwich Village was a blessing.