Josephine Th

Josephine Th Obituary


Age - 44


September 12, 2023


Jersey City, NJ

Josephine Espaillat (Joann), 78 of Hoboken, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Peace Care St. Joseph's, Jersey City, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hoboken to the late Marie Kazmierski (Jaccodine) and James Barbara. Joann was a lifelong resident of Hoboken. Before her retirement, Joann was a clerk for Lasker, Stone & Stern, New York City for over 30 years and then for several years at Hamilton Park Nursing Home, Jersey City. Joann loved spending time with her family, friends and dog Milo. She was an avid bird lover and a food connoisseur and enjoyed collecting recipes. She is predeceased by her mother Marie Kazmierski (Jaccodine), step-father Vincent Kazmierski, brother John Kazmierski, nephew Vincent Kazmierski, and Aunt Vera and Uncle Edward. Surviving are her children, son Anthony Walenty and wife Mary Beth of Parlin, daughter Jamie Ann Espaillat of Hoboken, her grandchildren Anthony Walenty and fiance Abbey, Nicholas Walenty and wife Katie Rose, Amanda Walenty, Jailin Rosado, and Julian Rosado. Her sister Annette Aiello, brother-n-law Raymond Aiello, sister-n-law Joan Kazmierski, niece Bridget Kazmierski, and cousins Janet and Sally Zelinski. Extended family and friends who will miss her dearly. The family will welcome friends at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, located at 633 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Visitation for Joann will take place on Wednesday, September 13th, from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, located at 704 Jefferson St. Hoboken, on Thursday, September 14th, at 10:00 AM. Cremation services will be held privately. Share this: Email Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn emlawton702

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