Josephine M. (Paladino) Nicolazzo of Newton died on Jan. 17 at the age of 98.
She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Paladino; wife of 67 years to the late Antonio Nicolazzo. She is survived by her children, Mary Nicolazzo of Newton Centre, Antonio M. Nicolazzo and his wife Anita of Bolton, Conn., Richard Nicolazzo and his wife Kate of Rollinsford, N.H. and Shirley Ann Faucher and her husband Jim of Woodstock, Conn.; her sister Gilda Colombo of Weston; her grandchildren Adam Nicolazzo of Brooklyn, N.Y., Zachary Nicolazzo of Oxford, Ohio and Michael Nicolazzo of Tampa, Fla. and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Salvatore Paladino, Mario Paladino, Nellie Tambascia, Mary Vincuillo and Frances Evangelista, according to an obituary on the Joyce Funeral Home website.
In her earlier years she had worked as a dressmaker at Howell Button Factory in Waltham, Movers Dress Co. in Boston and the Boston Maid Dress Co. in Waltham. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Palm Beach, Fla., and was a trustee of the Condo Trust Association of Newton Centre.
Calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20) in Waltham on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 before leaving in procession to Saint Bernard's Church, 1523 Washington St. in West Newton, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.