Josephine M. Garofalo, 78, of Batavia, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Rochester General Hospital. She was born on Oct. 22, 1942, in Cuylerville, to the late Leonard (Angelina Zanghi) Celentano. She is preceded in death by a brother, Michael Mead.
Josephine worked alongside her husband for many years at Garofalo Construction and West Main Enterprises. She enjoyed cooking, baking and working outside. Family was her life and her love, from grandchildren, children and her husband who she adored.
Josephine is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Domenico Garofalo Sr,; children, Antoinette Platek, Domenic (Jennifer) Garofalo, Michael (Amy) Garofalo; sister, Rose McDonald; grandsons, Joseph, Jacob; sister-in-law, Pierina (Tony) Buccini; niece, Rosanna (Tim) Klassen; special friends and caretakers, Mary Ellen Wilber and Michelle Gaylord; along with several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many relatives through Western New York.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St, Batavia, NY 14020. A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner St., Batavia, NY 14020. She will be entombed in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House, PO Box 403, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, please call 585-343-8260, or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.