Josephine (Danna) Piccolo

March 18, 2020


Josephine (Danna) Piccolo, 99, of Auburn, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2020.  She was predeceased by her husband Anthony S. Piccolo, son Anthony D. Piccolo, brother Anthony Danna and sister Frances Bisognano.  Born in Auburn, New York on September 22, 1920, Josephine was the daughter of Dominick and Pauline (Vento) Danna.  She married her late husband on August 25, 1945.

Josephine, a lifelong resident of Auburn, spent many years working at the H. R. Wait Company as a custom drapery designer.  After retirement, Josephine enjoyed cooking, crocheting, tatting, sewing, doing cross word puzzles, and china painting, which earned her a blue ribbon at the New York State Fair.  She also loved writing in her diary for the past seventy years.  Josephine was a woman of great faith and was a past president of the Sacred Heart Society of Saint Francis Church. 

Josephine is survived by her children, Carol Coughlin of New Jersey, Janet and husband James Vevone of Minnesota; daughter in law Sandra Piccolo of Auburn; grandchildren Kelly and husband Dr. Mark Paterson of Delaware, James A. Vevone, Esquire of Massachusetts, and Christian Piccolo and wife Andrea of Albany; five great grandchildren, Benjamin and Cassandra Paterson and Stephanie, Erica and Christina Piccolo;  five nephews, including,  Dominick and wife Shirley Danna of Syracuse, and Dr. John Bisognano of Rochester,  who were dedicated to Josephine in the final years of her life; a devoted niece Polly and husband Howard Hirsch of Long Island; and a loving great niece Michelle and husband Greg Cranz of Long Island.  Josephine enjoyed her time with the care givers from Home Instead, who provided her with care, comfort, and happiness in her final months at home.

We will keep Josephine in our thoughts and prayers until a funeral mass will be conducted at a later date, due to the current conditions.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Josephine.

Arrangements are by the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.

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