Josephine (Roselli) Stickles

JJosephine Stickles photo.jpgosephine Stickles – (98) – of 95 Elizabeth St., Hornell, died Tuesday afternoon (November 30, 2016) at Hornell Gardens, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on March 30, 1918, she was the daughter of Frank & Mary (Matrichiano) Roselli.

Josephine grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School. She had been member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of both St. Ann’s Church and
St. Ignatius Loyola Church.

Throughout her life, Josephine had been employed as a waitress at several restaurants in the area, including the Ponce DeLeon, Sherwood Hotel, Johnnie’s Ristorante and the Arkport Inn.

She was married in 1937 to Robert Stickles who died August 23, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Anthony “Cappy” Roselli, John Roselli, Charles Roselli; and her sister, Anne Eveland.

Surviving are several nieces & nephews.

At Josephine’s request there will be no calling hours. Family & friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday at 2:00 PM at The Main Place (formerly Knights of Columbus), 251 Main St., Hornell, NY with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery.

Josephine’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to
St. Ann’s Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd., Hornell, NY 14843.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

5 Responses to “Josephine (Roselli) Stickles”

  1. Kim Clifford Wood says:

    Thinking of you all. Sorry for your loss, wonderful lady who will be missed by everyone who knew her. God bless you all.

  2. Judy Notz says:

    Aunt Jo was a wonderful lady with a heart of gold. She was loved by many and will be missed. RIP Aunt Jo the gates of heaven have opened for another beautiful angel.

  3. Patrick Hanrahan says:

    Jo was an absolute sweetheart. I’ll never forget her and that little dog she used to walk. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  4. Connie Roselli says:

    I am saddened to hear of Aunt Jo’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all of her nieces and nephews–of which, there are many… She was such a good person, with a big heart. She will be remembered fondly by all. Much love to you Aunt Jo!

  5. Tracy Brewer says:

    We are saddened to hear of Aunt Jo’s passing! She was a great lady and so feisty. I was very fortunate to meet her through Tommy Roselli. And, I was very lucky to have had the famous Roselli Spaghetti Pie. You will be missed Aunt Jo but never forgotten!