Josephine Purrazzella


    • Visitation
      Monday, April 8, 2019
      2:00-4:00 PM & 7:00-9:00 PM
      O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home
      30 Little Plains Road
      Southampton, New York

    • Funeral Service:
      Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:00 AM
      Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
      Southampton, New York

    • Interment:
      St. Charles Cemetery Following the Service
      Farmingdale, New York 11735



Born:  September 11, 1929
Died:  April 4, 2019 


Age: 89

Josephine “Josie” Purrazzella, age 89, passed away peacefully above the clouds on Thursday, April 4, 2019 en route to her home in Southampton, New York.  From her birth on September 11, 1929 (Springfield Gardens, New York) until her death, Josie nourished her family and friends with love, faith, and delicious Italian food.
Josie was born to Giuseppe D’Aiuto and Giacoma Catalanotto.  She married the late Dr. Giuseppe “Joe” Purrazzella on May 2, 1953, and is survived by 4 children, Rose (Marc Rosenblum), Linda, Michael (Louise), and Joseph, and 4 grandchildren, Michael (Andrea), Julia (Grant), Alessandro, and Dante.

For many years, she and her husband of 62 years divided their time between Fort Pierce, Florida and Southampton.  Family, friends, and others whose lives Josie touched are invited to Visitation at O’Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM on Monday, April 8, 2019.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 9, 2019 10 AM at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Southampton, New York with interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Josie’s name to the
Coast Manatee Foundation / Manatee Observation and Educational Center
where she volunteered for over 20 years - A butterfly in her honor commemorates her achievement.
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