Cistone, Josephine Rose (March 19, 1923 - December 13, 2012)


Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012. Age 89 years. The daughter of the late Philip and Rosaria (Altomari) Altomare, Josephine was born March 19, 1923 in Leetonia, Ohio. She married Daniel A. Cistone Sr. on December 29, 1945. He predeceased her December 18, 2011. Josephine was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Southampton, Pennsylvania. Surviving are three sons, Daniel and Joann Cistone Jr., Southampton, Pennsylvania; Bishop Joseph Cistone, Diocese of Saginaw; Anthony and Margaret Cistone, Newtown, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Joann (Mark) Chiavon, Daniel (Angela) Cistone III and Andrew Cistone; Josephine’s great-grandchildren, Stella, Alessandra, Francesca and Mariella; many nieces and nephews. Josephine was preceded in death by seven sisters and one brother. Funeral services for Mrs. Cistone will take place next week at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Southampton, Pennsylvania. Interment will follow at St. Dominic Cemetery. Mrs. Cistone will be remembered in liturgy which will be celebrated on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 2711 Mackinaw St. in Saginaw. Bishop Joseph Cistone will preside. Everyone is welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The Daniel A. and Josephine R. Cistone, Sr. Advised Fund for the Diocese of Saginaw, a charitable giving account.