Obituary of Josephine Melia
Josephine (Marchese) Melia
WEBSTER - Age 100. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 13, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Rochester, N.Y., she was a remarkable woman, devoted to her family, amazingly healthy, fun-loving, and energetic all her life. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Peter Melia, her brother, Samuel Marchese, and her special companion, James Modaffari. She is survived by her children: Ann (Robert) Cooper, Josephine Kish, Peter (Jean) Melia, Ronald (Kathy) Melia. Also survived by 8 grandchildren: Karin, Todd, Katherine, Barbara, Jackie, Peter, Laura, Patrick; 8 great-grandchildren: Karen, Thomas, Michael, Jack, Owen, Sean, Lily, Sammy; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many dear friends.
A Celebration of Life service is planned at the Funeral Home, 570 Kings Highway So., on Monday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. Private Burial. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Golisano Children's Hospital, Office of Advancement, 300 East River Road, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, N.Y. 14627.