Josephine A. Celeste - Smithfield

Josephine A. Celeste - Smithfield

Josephine A. (Catalano) Celeste, 84, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. She was the wife of the late Philip Celeste.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Gennaro and Filomena (Tufano) Catalano. She lived in North Providence for 60 years before moving to Smithfield.

Mrs. Celeste was an administrator at the Golden Crest Nursing Home and was a nursing home inspector for the State of Rhode Island Department of Health before retiring. She was also a real estate agent and owner of the former Celeste Realty.

She is survived by her children, Jo Ann Vincent, Michelle “Mickey” Parrillo, Pamela Palumbo with whom she lived, and Philip Celeste. She was the loving grandmother of Joel Parrillo, Michael and Alisha Vincent, Seth Beauchaine and Nicholas Palumbo. She was the sister of Nancy DaSilva, Agnes Visnaw, Eleanor Cappadona and the late Sam, Domenic, Gennaro “Jerry” and Michael Catalano.

Her funeral will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Route 44), Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Burial will be in RI Veteran Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation is Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Providence Ronald McDonald House, 45 Gay St., Providence, RI 02905 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 will be appreciated.