Folsom Funeral Service

Sanfilippo, Josephine J.

Josephine J. “Giuseppina” Sanfilippo of Readville passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family and her caregivers on Friday May 12, 2023 at the age of 96.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John Ordile and Pietrina (Caruso) Ordile. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband Salvatore L. “Sam,” brother Anthony Ordile and her grandson baby John A. Sanfilippo.

She is survived by her devoted sons Gerlando “Gerry” Sanfilippo, Retired Det. BPD and Salvatore L. “Sal” Sanfilippo and their respective wives Cheryl and Regina “Gina,” and her loving brother Francis “Frank” Ordile. Cherished Nonna to Danielle, Michael and Leah Sanfilippo. In addition, Josephine leaves her nieces Santina Eldin, Concetta Chianetta and nephew Sal Albanese, grand niece Sherri Eldin and other grand nieces and nephews, her devoted godchild Annmarie Famulari, countless friends including her special girlfriends Nancy Ryan and Marian Barone, and dear friends who became her caregivers Francesca Piccirilli, Concepta McNamara, Lyn Morris and Katerina Posadskova.

Josephine was the past President of the Saint Anthony Ladies Society. She was an avid reader who loved nothing more than gardening, basking in the sun in her beloved back yard, and cooking and sharing the fruits of her labor with anyone who graced her doorstep. She was always one to stop and smell the roses and will live on forever in our hearts.

Mamma sempre Mamma

Visiting hours for Josephine will be held on Tuesday May 16th, from 6-8PM, at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St. Dedham. Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home Wednesday May 17th at 9:30AM and proceed with us to St. Anne’s Church, 82 W. Milton St. Readville, for her funeral MASS at 10:30AM.

Interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, Ma 02215 in memory of Baby John A. Sanfilippo or online at in memory.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mike Kane
    May 16th, 2023 | 3:01 pm

    Gerry, May your mom now Rest In Peace after a wonderful life.
    Mike and Mitzi

  2. mimchael donovan
    May 16th, 2023 | 6:14 pm

    Good by Josie , my good friend ! Thanks for your friendship over the years.Mike Donovan

  3. Stephen N. Monaco
    May 17th, 2023 | 8:14 am

    I never met your mom but I know she must have been a wonderful person based on your devotion to her and the way you always spoke of her.
    May she rest in peace . My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Steve ( Flash ) Monaco

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