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Philomena R. (Prisutto) Jozwik, 81, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, ,she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Rose Prisutto.
Philomena was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY and graduated from St. Joseph's Elementary School in 1949 and from Niagara Falls High School in 1952. She married Andrew T. Jozwik on November 21, 1953 in St. Joseph's Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Mr. Jozwik passed away on September 9, 2004.
Philomena along with her husband were members of the Sacred Heart prayer group and its prayer chain. She was a longstanding faithful member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church where she attended daily mass and afterwards enjoyed coffee at McDonald's and Subway with her dear Christian friends. Philomena also served at Mt. Carmel as a greeter and as a Eucharist minister at mass as well as to the homebound. She will truly be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was dedicated to her family.
Philomena is survived by her daughters, Debra Ann Connors (William Diermyer) and Mary Ann Ortiz (John Schulte); grandchildren, Mark Connors, Rachel Connors, Angela Ortiz, Nina Ortiz and Miguel Ortiz; great-grandchildren, Austin, Aubrey and Delaney; sisters, Angeline (late Anthony) Guarno and the late Antoinette (late Joseph) Alfiere. She was the sister-in-law of Joseph (late Josephine) Jozwik, late Jane (late Joseph) Krystek, late Walter (late Marion) Jozwik and late Stella (late Norman) Reed.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 9th from 9-11:15 AM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin at 11:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon at Holy Family Parish at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Site, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY. Entombment in St. Joseph's Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for on line guest register.
Published on August 7, 2016
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