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Josephine Mesceda of Kerhonkson, NY passed away at her daughter’s home on Monday March 18, 2013. She was 95 years old. Josephine was born on July 4, 1917 in Laflin, PA; she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Voitus) Jurista.
Josephine is survived by her daughters Jeanette Bazinet and her husband Michael of Kerhonkson and Madeline Ray and her husband Frank of Townville, SC; her daughter-in-law Angela Mesceda of Harrisburg, PA; her sisters Margaret Cadden of Afton, NY and Veronica Keraga of Brooklyn, NY; her grandchildren James, Kevin and Peter Mesceda and wife Dorina, Kim LaVigna, Karen Primera and husband Wes, Susan Miller and husband Scott, Michael Bazinet and companion Shannon, Ryan Bazinet and wife Emily, Jason Bazinet and wife Keri, Shawn, Tracy Ray and companion Blaine, Christopher Ray and wife Amanda, Randy Ray and wife Ashley, Daniel Ray and wife Kim, Donna Fanning, Carolyn Mesceda and companion Don, Valerie Grajewski and husband Henry and David Mesceda and wife Heather, 39 great-grandchildren, 16 great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Josephine was predeceased by her husband James Mesceda; her sons, Donald and James Mesceda; brothers, Joseph and Rudy Jurista; sisters, Louise Gruver, Annie Anderson, Mary Sekel and Agnes Walk and her long time companion Nathan Weiss.
Visiting will be held on Friday, March 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson. A celebration of her life is scheduled for Saturday 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pine Bush Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Josephine’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
I am so sorry to hear about Josephine when I went back to work. She made my day so bright looking at her catchy smile.... She will be missed by all who came into her life, even the shortest amount of time... She is at peace now... God Bless all! Beautiful lady...
Carmella Schoonmaker Mar 25 2013 12:00 AM
Rest in Peace Gram..We love you and will miss you dearly. Our thoughts and prayers for all our family. Gia,Dylan,Sami and Alex.
Gia Ray Mar 22 2013 12:00 AM
What a very sad time. We have all lost a great woman. Each in our own way. I know she is looking down smiling at all the love everyone has for her. We have many fond and endearing memories. It is said all we leave behind is the love we had. She left tons. Rest in peace Jose. Our prayers are with her all her family.
Aunt Vee & Dolly Mar 22 2013 12:00 AM
Words cannot even begin to describe how much Gram meant to us! She took us in as her own and we will forever hold a piece of her within us! May God Bless all of you and give you the strength to get through this tough time and always remember that you had the most amazing mother, grandmother, great grandma, etc.. She will be extremely missed by us every single day! We love all of you!!! God Bless You Gram... Love you!!
Jeff & Jodi Subeh Mar 21 2013 12:00 AM
I love you so much my little sweet Josie. You mean the world to me and I am forever grateful to have you in my life. You are definitely a gift from God. I will miss you terribly and I just love you so dearly. Rest In Peace my little lovely. God Bless you and kiss my mom for me. I love you Josie.
Karen Rinaldi Mar 21 2013 12:00 AM
We were saddened to hear of Aunt Josephine's passing. My sisters, brothers and I have many fond memories of vacationing up at Aunt Josephine's house - of spending time with Madeline and Jeannette, seeing Jimmy and Donny - riding Bucky - of throwing rocks at the rabbis - of telling everyone we had Eskimo cousins - of taking baths in the kitchen sink and sleeping on the living room floor - of the neat door handles and the two staircases in Aunt Josie's house. She was a loving, caring and generous person and she was good to our mother and our family. We will never forget her, especially her smile and hearty laugh.
We also heard that Jimmy passed away earlier this month. It has been a very hard time for your family but know that you are in our prayers.
Nancy (Gruver) Iturbe and Family Mar 21 2013 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss. This has been a very tough month for the Mesceda Family. May God bless you all during this sorrowful time.
Patricia (Gruver) Kelly Mar 20 2013 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Josie was such a nice lady. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John & Sharon Albright Mar 20 2013 12:00 AM