Josephine  Tulimieri
Josephine Tulimieri, 98 of Lewiston, wife of the late Felice J. Tulimieri, entered into rest on October 15, 2019 at home in Lewiston under the care of her family and Niagara Hospice. Born on February 13, 1921 in Palermo Sicily, Italy, to the late Antonio and Carmella Verdichizzi Cardullo.
Her working career started in Brooklyn, NY, as a secretary with C.R. Vose and then was the owner and manager of the Cobblestone Inn of Mahopac, NY, and then was an insurance agent, retiring from the Mamakating Insurance Agency in Wurtsboro, NY. In 1983 Josephine and Felice moved to Lewiston where they both worked and managed Hansen's Fish Market. She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting for many years.
Survivors include her three children, Claire (John) Cieslewicz of Lewiston, Philip (the late Sara) Tulimieri of Nashville, TN, and Richard (Anne) Tulimieri of Staten Island. Also surviving are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Josephine is predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
Family and friends may call on Friday from 4-7 PM at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC., N. Fourth and Ridge Sts., Lewiston, NY 14092. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 19, at 9:00 AM in St. Peter's RC Church, 600 Center St., Lewiston, NY (Please assemble at Church) at 9 AM. Entombment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Please visit for online registry.
Published on October 16, 2019


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Oct 22, 2019
May the God offers all comfort be with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
Cindy Belton
Oct 20, 2019
I just saw this and I apologize for the lateness of this. I took care of Josephine for many years in cardiac rehab. She not only was a patient but also a friend. She had a heart of gold and shared it with everyone. I will always miss her.
Karen Carbonara
Oct 18, 2019
My mother's sister, my other mother, my fun loving Aunt who will be greatly missed. Our family time spent together sitting around the table enjoying our Italian heritage and meals will always be remembered by me with love.
Rest in peace Sisi Jo. I love you.
Jim and Marilyn Mazza
Oct 17, 2019
Dear Clair and John and Jimmy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.
We have admired how tender,kind and genorous your attention has been to not only your Mom but Johns Mother as well.
We know she lived a long life and the beauty of her longeviety was that she spent it all with you. We know it was through your care that her long life was happy and fufilled.
How could she have missed with you two by her side.
Mazz and Marilyn
Tricia Harpster
Oct 17, 2019
So very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was an extraordinary woman who brought great joy into my family's life. My father was so very happy those years he shared with her