Josephine Velardi Bruzzese 100 of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on January 2, 2008. She was born on July 4, 1907 in Italy, and came to New York with her brother at the age of twelve. She became a gifted seamstress and worked as a dressmaker for the best fashion houses in New York. She lived in Brooklyn until she moved to Phoenix in 1977. She was preceded in death by her son Rocco 40, her daughter Mary Anne 35, and her husband Dominic 88. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Helen, grandchildren Tanya, Gary, Diane and Claudine, four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. We love you, Grandma! Rosary and Scripture Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 7th, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Rd. Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 8th, at St. Maria Goretii Catholic Church, 6261 North Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale.
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