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Josephine L. Kolasinski

September 26, 1925 - January 3, 2020

Josephine L. Kolasinski, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 26, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Jennie (Cattano) Chirco.  Josephine worked as a Team Leader at Bellanca AirCraft Corp. during WWII building the AT-21 trainer planes. She was a manager at Hoys Party Stores and retired from The Plantery. As a life-long parishioner of Holy Spirit Church she served as a volunteer for many service projects and assisted with organizing the Benincasa Monastery Gallery & Gift Shop. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, playing cards, and arts and crafts.

Josephine is survived by her Children: Arleen and Robert Kerrigan of Newark; Patricia and Glen Conley of Millsboro; Barbara and Philip Collins of Newark; Kathleen Piatt of Wilmington; James and Jane Kolasinski of NC; Michele and Thomas Winnington of Wilmington; Grandchildren: Jason Millman; Nathan and Bronwyn Millman; Kaitlyn Conley; Justin West; Regina Thatcher; Tara and Paul Bogia; Stephen and Amanda Thatcher; Janie Yatsko; Bill Bullman; Michael and Tracy Caputo; Great Grandchildren: Wesley and Lucas Millman; Amelia Conley; Jayden, Carter, Gavin, and Ryla West; Natalie, Megan and Teresa Bogia;  Kerstin, Alexander, Ezekiel and Ellie Thatcher; Breanna Brobst; Regan Yatsko; Dennis and Carley Bullman;  Anthony, Jordyn, and Ethan Caputo. Sisters: Nicolina Petro of Middletown; Jeannette Andress of New Castle; Elaine and James Ford of Dover.

She was preceded in death by her Husband: Stanley “Jake” Kolasinski; Daughter:  Adele Rossi; Sisters: Anne Toner; Rosalie Pucylowksi; Grandchildren: Janelle Millman; Ryan West. 

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle, DE, 19720.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Josephine’s memory to Holy Spirit R.C. Church at the address listed above.

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10 Guestbook messages for Josephine L. Kolasinski

  • My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you praying God’s blessings upon you all.

  • May god keep her in his arms..So sorry for your lost..

  • Arlene, Jay and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs

  • Norman and I are sorry for your loss. Josephine was a special lady who always had time to chat. She was a wonderful neighbor and always had an eye on the kids. They loved being around her as she made them feel special and was always willing to talk with them and be around them. She certainly will be missed by many as she touched many people’s lives. She certainly was one of a kind and we will keep the family in our thoughts.
    Norman and Margaret Casson

  • Dear Arleen, Bob and family….I am so very very sorry for the loss of your mother. Although I never met her, I know she was an amazing woman….who raised an equally amazing family. I will keep you all wrapped in prayers. May today’s sadness be replaced with peace and lasting memories.

  • So sorry for your loss, but take comfort in knowing she lives in your hearts forever.

  • I so appreciate being part of your wonderful family. Mom Jo allowed me to adopt her when my mom died. I admire and love her. She lived well and I so hope I will get to be with her and my mother again. Ar, I do think it was Janelle who welcomed her to heaven because Janelle always welcomed me so nicely to your home.

  • My sincerest condolences to the entire family.

  • Missing you Glad you understand everything now and are in heaven with other family and friends. Till we see each other again

    Your favorite middle child Pat

  • she was a wonderful and caring person. Was a big part of my moms childhood she always loved her. We love you!! Love Casey/Valentine Henderson Family