May 21, 1927 ~ January 21, 2017
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.