Josephine LaDue

Obituary of Josephine LaDue

HERKIMER – Josephine F. LaDue, passed away early Friday morning July 14, 2017 at Homelife at Folts, Herkimer, NY with beloved family at her side at age 89. She received compassionate care at that facility of which the family is sincerely grateful.

 

She was born on February 25, 1928 in New London, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Ballato) Milia. She was a graduate of Catholic school there and had been a longtime resident of the Mohawk Valley. Josephine spent many years working as a furniture sales person with Montgomery Wards, Utica and Herkimer locations. She truly enjoyed bowling with her friends and even travelled to participate in tournaments with them. Her life revolved around her unconditional love of her children and grandchildren and she will be missed. She had a wonderful fun-loving and easy-going nature about her and she was always able to bring a smile to our faces.

 

She is survived by her children, son Layne LaDue and his wife JoAnn of Herkimer, and daughters Deb Galotti and her husband Nicholas of Cary, North Carolina and Charlene Salewski and her husband Siegfried of Ilion, her grandchildren, Michael LaDue, Andria Hartman, Michelle Roberts, Andrew Galotti, Laura Nowosielski, and Kelly Salewski, 11 great-grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Virginia Trainor.

 

Her funeral arrangements have been established with the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road Ilion, NY (Town of Frankfort) and will consist of the following times:

 

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Thursday July 20, 2017 from 6PM until 8 PM. A funeral prayer service, offered by Sr. Mary Jo Tallman will begin Thursday evening at 8PM at the funeral home chapel.

 

A graveside burial service will be held on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer at which time Sr. Mary Jo will also preside and offer prayer.

 

Those wishing to contribute in loving memory of Josephine are asked to consider a charity of choice, and if possible please do so in lieu of floral offerings.

 

Josephine’s service arrangements were pre-arranged with her friends and neighbors at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea & Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 894-8000. To leave an online condolence please visit www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.