Josephine M. Marciano

  • Born: July 14, 1924
  • Died: September 18, 2021
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Tel. (610) 359-1111

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister

Marciano
1924~2021

Josephine Marciano, nee Natale was born 14 Jul 1924 in Darby, PA to Michael and Stefanina (nee Meluzzio) Natale.
She departed this world on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the caring, peaceful environment of Vitas Hospice. The long wait to embrace her departed husband of 67.5 years, Michael Marciano is finally over.

Josephine will be remembered as a compassionate, self-less, unstoppable force of service and an example of relentless execution of duty. The number of individuals cared for and touched by her is unknown because she never spent time counting her good deeds or acts of instantaneous kindness. If there was a need, it was filled without a thought. Focused on practical matters and acting in simple ways, she moved small mountains. She never sat in the first row or held titles or offices. Her participation in formal organizations was limited. She rarely sat down as that would prohibit her ability to survey her world and anticipate the needs she could fulfill. Ever at the side of her beloved husband, "Mike", she found ways to support him in his every tiny quest and put her special shine on all they did together. Almost everything they did was for someone else or for another higher purpose within their world.

Josephine's most remembered talents were expressed in the kitchen in the form of cooking and especially baking. She also crocheted, sewed, and put her two cents into many school projects. Her community involvement began on 6100 Reedland Street and extended throughout the Our Lady of Loreto Parish. Josephine and Mike took great pride in their work for the St. Anthony of Padua Society for over 40 years (30 of which Mike served as Vice President). Their home was a focal point along the Annual Procession to Honor the Feast of St. Anthony, and they welcomed the St. Anthony Society, the other Parish Societies, and for many years, the St. Michael's Band of Gibbstown, New Jersey. Josephine actively supported and loved her neighbors on Reedland Street until her last days. She instilled a sense of purposeful action into all around her as an ad hoc tutor in her areas of expertise. As Josephine has passed, so has a guardian and anchor to a lifestyle to which her survivors can still recall with love and to which they can strive for themselves and their own families.

Josephine leaves behind in this world, one sister, Edith Romano, a loving daughter Annamarie Horan, her "best pal" son-in-law Jamie Horan, three granddaughters, Summer Rose Horan, Haeley Christian Horan, LTJG, USN, and Raven Horan and one grandson, Eman Horan.
She also loved dearly her "adopted" son, Robert Kreszswick (Debbie) and his whole family. In addition, Josephine is proud to have been the loving Aunt of Michael Natale (Shirley), Vincent Romano (Alba), Stephanie Colarullo (Fred), Michael J. Natale, Ralph Natale, Edward Natale (Kelly), Tina Natale Host (Tim), Jay Marciano (wife of Mickey), Vincent Marciano (Betty Ann), Anthony Marciano, Ray Marciano, Mark Marciano (Debbie), Michael Marciano (Aileen), and Jimmy Marciano. She was the proud Godmother of Michael Marciano (Michelle), Donna D'Orazio Legradi (Mark Colvin), and Jacqueleen (Faulkner) MacLaughlin (Matt). She will also be remembered by beloved cousins Franny (Marciano) McClure (Dennis) and Connie Marciano, many other cousins,
Great-Nieces & Nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Josephine has rejoined her loving parents, brothers John Natale (Angie), Edward Natale (Rose), and Michael Natale (Eleanor) and sisters Mary Natale, Margaret Papagano (Lou), Martha D'Orazio (Ralph), and brother-in-law Vincent Romano. Her heart and spirit has been filled with joy to see her many other in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

The family fully understands the present concerns over the pandemic risks. Any and all forms of expression of compassion and remembrance will be greatly appreciated. Mass cards, flowers, visitations, donations to a charity of your choice, donations to the St. Anthony of Padua Society or St. Barnabas Church, or even texts or calls to the bereaved according to your preference and relationship to Josephine are all warmly welcome. Silent prayers for her and recurring happy thoughts of her are also equally appropriate. For Josephine now, "All is Well" and we who love her are anticipating the time we see her again.

Relatives and Friends are invited to her Viewing on Thursday September 23, 2021 from 7PM-9:00 PM at St. Barnabas Church, 6300 Buist Avenue, Philadelphia PA, 19142 ; again on Friday, September 24th (ALL IN CHURCH) 9:30AM-10:15AM followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

One of the best person's I've met in my life. Definitely with feeding you. Extremely kind hearted but, also tough. A true Angel for me and my daughter. I want to Thank a Special someone for even allowing my family and myself to be blessed with an Incredible Grams. My family and I Thank the both of you from the bottom of our Hearts ♥

Posted by Beck Geez - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   September 28, 2021

SUMMER MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME YOU WERE YOURGRANDMOTHER ANGEL AND YOU DID A GREAT JOB CARING FOR HER IM SURE SHE WILL REST WELL BECAUSE SHE HAD TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU SUMMER WOULD BE OK SO WHEN EVERYONE HAS LEFT KNOWING SHE IS AT PEACE YOU WILL BE OKAY GOD BLESS

MRS ERICA AND RANDY AND THE REST OF OUR FAMILY PEACE❤

Posted by Erica Perkins Beck Adams - Mexico - Friend   September 24, 2021

Josephine was a special woman in many ways: wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend. She cared about everyone who crossed her path. God bless her and give peace to those who she leaves behind.

Posted by Marialena Talluto Storti - Friend   September 23, 2021

Aunt Josephine I will miss you I will always have the memories I love you always. Love Ralph Natale

Posted by Ralph Natale - Holmes, PA - Family   September 23, 2021

Our family is deeply saddened by the loss of Josie( Mrs.Marciano- we were told not to call elders by their first name out of respect). Sweetness , kindness, beautiful smile and gentle nature are only a few of the many gifts she gave to us. She will never be replaced and May God bless you and rest her beautiful soul

Posted by Danielle Murray - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   September 22, 2021

Summer, you and your family are in my prayers. You have my sincere condolences in the loss of your love one.

Posted by Joan Lawson - Wallingford, PA - Coworker   September 22, 2021

Dear Annamarie and family,
I am so honored to have had Josie in my life since I was 6 years old. She was such a nice person. She fed me lunch as well as many others, as we would come home to your house with you at lunch time from school. She helped raise many of us. Even up to a few year ago making struffoli (honey balls) at Josie's house, was such a wonderful time. Being able to visit her these past few years and spend time with her was such a beautiful reminder of what a beautiful person she was. She will always be part of my childhood memories.
Love you my friend, Renee

Posted by Renee Brill - Woodlyn, PA - Friend   September 22, 2021

George and I will miss her dearly. You described her perfectly. We offer our prayers for you and your family to somehow get through this. We sincerely pray for peace for you and those who loved her.

Posted by George & Pam Nace Nace - Folsom, PA - Family Friend   September 21, 2021

Josie, was always offering you something to eat and drink the moment she open the door to let you in the house. During the early stages of the forming of the OLOLPA I would go over Mike and Josephine's house probably almost every night. I would head over around 5:30 haven already eating dinner. But once you were there Josephine made sure that you ate again and there was no saying no to her about eating or drinking something. She was a class act and will be deeply missed by all.

Posted by Jason Mango - Norristown, PA - Family Friend   September 21, 2021


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