Josephine Certa

Wood River |

87 year old Josephine E. Certa. passed away at 9:40 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Blu-Fountain Manor in Godfrey, surrounded by her family

She was born Dec. 10, 1922 in St. Louis, Mo. to Antonino and Antoinette (Catalanoti) Caffazza. She married Joseph J. Certa, Sr. on Sept. 22, 1946 in St. Louis, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Sue Certa and Joseph, Jr. and Marsha Certa, all of Godfrey; a daughter,

Antoinette Certa of Glen Carbon; 21 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Caffazza and Sam Caffazza, both of St. Louis; and a sister,

Catherine Certa of Wood River.

She was preceed in death by her parents, two daughters, Dorothy Jean Hildenstein and Mary Ann Certa; five brothers, Jack, John, Anthony, Charles and Leo Caffazza; and two sisters, Clara Petruska and Mary Caravelli.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Funeral: Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Wood River

Clergy: Father James Flach

Burial: Woodland Hill Cemetery

Memorials: St. Vincent DePaul Society or for masses

Obit Provided By:
Paynic Home for Funerals

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