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Josephine Ferrelli June 3, 1899 -- Feb. 13, 2006

A Mass of Christian Burial for Josephine Ferrelli, a homemaker, was offered today in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Lackawanna. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

Mrs. Ferrelli, of Lackawanna, died Monday in Ridge View Manor Nursing Home. She was 106.

She was born Josephine Chiota in Petterano sul Gizio, Italy.

She lived in Lackawanna since 1928 and in her home almost to age 106, cooking and taking care of herself.

Mrs. Ferrelli was a member of St. Anthony Church and its Altar and Rosary Society She was known for her photographic memory and could name all the American presidents and vice presidents who were in office since she came to the United States.

Her husband, Vincent, died in 1997.

Survivors include a son, Remo of Orchard Park; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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