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Josephine A. Ossola

October 25, 2021

Josephine A. OssolaJosephine A. "Nana" Ossola, 86, formerly of Davidson St., Watertown passed away peacefully at Hospice of Jefferson County Monday, October 25, 2021.

She was born in Watertown September 13, 1935, daughter of Augustine "Gus" and Anna L. Tarzia Capone and graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy. She married Louis I. Ossola on October 20, 1955 at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Anthony A. Milia officiating. Mr. Ossola, a store manager for Acme Markets, died December 9, 2014.

Nana had worked as a secretary for her brother at Empsall's Department Store and also for The Stable, a clothing store. She then was a clerk at JC Penney's for seventeen years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and enjoyed participating in all church activities. She also enjoyed baking, especially Italian cookies, Sunday dinner with her family, morning coffee with her siblings, and her summers growing up on Lake Ontario.

Nana is survived by her four sons and their wives, Ronald L. and Lynn A., Watertown, William M. and Patricia, Pinellas Park, FL, Thomas J. and Cindy L., Watertown, and Steven C. and Jennifer H., Lacona; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; brother and his wife, Charles and Linda Capone, Evans Mills; sister Rosalie Prevost, Watertown; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers and their wives, Marion A. and Theresa Capone and Augustine D. and Angelika Capone; sister and her husband, Barbara and Fred Cook; and brother-in-law, Francis "Fran" Prevost.

A calling hour will be held on Thursday, October 28, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown from 9 - 10 AM followed by a prayer service at 10:15 AM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart with Fr. Frank Natale presiding with burial in Glenwood Cemetery after the mass. Online condolences to Nana's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. or Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.


#10 Eric Arvidson 2021-11-08 09:27
Deepest condolences to all on your loved one passing. She will wait for you to join her. She gave you a good example to follow.
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#9 Tamera Robinson 2021-10-27 13:06
Dear Ron, Lynn, Tom, Cindy, and family, We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Larry and Tammy.
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#8 David Coleman 2021-10-27 11:40
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
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#7 Frederick McGraw 2021-10-27 09:10
Dear Ron, Billy, Tom and Steven,
I'm very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Your family made the Northside a great place to grow up. Both your Mom and Dad were so nice to all of us. There are certain Families who influence neighborhood children, yours was one of them. May you find peace over this time. God Bless you all.
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#6 Susan Lowe 2021-10-27 08:01
Deepest condolences to your family. I worked with Joannne at Empsalls in the 80’s. She was a lovely person and a joy to work with. She had a wonderful sense of humor.
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#5 Lucille Frank 2021-10-26 22:04
With deepest sympathy and prayers. So sad to hear of her passing but now she is at peace.
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#4 Edmund VanDusen 2021-10-26 18:25
Tom I am very sorry for your loss. E.R.Van Dusen
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#3 Barb Baldwin 2021-10-26 17:10
Tom and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Always was a pleasure when your mom came in the store. She always had a story about your Dad and my sister Nancy, about something that happened when they worked at the store together.
Barb Baldwin
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#2 Brighid Ingram 2021-10-26 15:33
Ron, Lynn, Sara, Jake and family - we are so very sorry for your loss. Nana was simply remarkable and a huge presence. We wish we could be there to give hugs but know we are with you. We are sending lots of love.

The O’Donnells (and Peter, Aaron and the babies)
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#1 Paula Mohl 2021-10-26 15:32
So sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you all ..
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