1929 – 2018
Pomfret Center – Josephine (Ruoppo) DiVincenzo, 89, formerly of South Main Street, Putnam, CT., passed away on November 17, 2018 at the Matulaitis Skilled Care Facility in Putnam. She was the loving wife of the late Armand DiVincenzo. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Santolo and Luisa (Catoni) Ruoppo.
Josephine was employed by Belding Heminway, Colt’s Plastics and the American Optical Company (A.O.) in various manufacturing and production jobs, retiring from the A.O. in 1993. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam.
Josephine was a loving and caring mother, mentor and teacher of good life values. She enjoyed fun times with family and cooking for the holidays as she brought her Neapolitan cooking styles to the table every day. She liked to travel and returned to Naples Italy three times to visit family and tour the area. She also enjoyed several crafts such as knitting, sewing, crafting small decorations and toys for her grandchildren. She loved music and dancing and was always the first one up for a line dance at weddings and other events.
Josephine leaves behind three sons, David (Joan) of Hamden, CT, Paul (Sandy) of Madison, CT, and Gregory (Tina) of Wethersfield, CT; six grandchildren, Michael, Mallory, Julia, Olivia, Laura and Daniel; and many nieces; nephews and friends, especially her recent friends and acquaintances at Seely Brown Village in Pomfret Center.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Josephine’s family from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT. 06067
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.