Josephine (Chmiel) White, of West Haven, CT, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 with her family by her side. Josephine was born in Buffalo, New York to the late John and Agnes (Dziubinski) Chmiel. She was the widow of Woodrow Wilson White. Josephine is survived by her beloved children: Paul (Denise) White, Patti (Tony) Fusco, Phyllis Morgillo, and Peter (Amy) White. She was predeceased by her sisters and their spouses: Sophie (Peter) Gura, Mary (Cesar) Stuchocka, Clara (Sanford) Keem, Virginia (Oscar) Rzadkiewicz, and Florence (Walter) Parcheta, and her brothers John (Genevieve) and Felix (Delores) Chmiel. She is survived by her brother Thaddeus (the late Phyllis) Chmiel. Josephine loved visiting with friends and family, especially babies. Many a vacation was spent visiting her sisters and brother or showing her grandchildren the sights. Josephine was the night administrator at Yale New Haven Medical Center for over 30 years. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master's degree in Gerontology from the University of New Haven. She was a member of the St. Louis Church Ladies' Guild, serving as president for several years. Besides her children and her brother, she is survived by her beloved grandchildren; Emily (Stephen) Kelsey, Cyndi (Sean) Duerden, Kellie Dennis, Jay Dennis, Megan (Vinnie) Varulo, Antoinette Morgillo, Samantha Montana, Michael Morgillo, Tyler and Joshua Orr, who were loved more than they know. She also leaves behind ten great- grandchildren, who were the lights of her life. The family would like to thank the staff of the Willows for becoming her family and taking mom into their hearts. Your kindness and compassion has been very much appreciated. Friends may attend her funeral on Thursday, Jan 26th at 9:00 AM from BEECHER & BENNETT - TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Louis Church. Friends may also visit with her family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Interment will take place in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Gifts in Josephine's memory may be made to the Willows Residents Council Fund, 225 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to you, Patti and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May eternal rest grant unto her. O Lord and may Perpetual Light shine on her forever. May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

  2. May she Rest In Peace. Now your mom, dad and mine are back seated around the table in the kitchen enjoying good food and great company again. I always looked forward to our trips to West Haven every weekend. I hope this finds you all well. I will keep you all in my prayers. I am home recovering from surgery I had four weeks ago. So I’m not sure that I can make it to the services. I’m sorry.

  3. Sending you and your family sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. May your mom rest in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and may you be comforted knowing she is at peace. That is a beautiful picture of her too!!

  4. Sending my sympathy and love to your family. I remember your Mom as being a loving giving woman. She touched many lives in many ways. I thank God that she is at peace and smiling down with love and appreciation for all that you did to make her happy and comfortable. Love you.

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