Josephine M. (Mongiardo) Codispoti

Born: Wed., Feb. 18, 1931
Died: Sun., Apr. 30, 2017


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., May 06, 2017
Location: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish

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Josephine Codispoti
Age 86, of North Canton passed away April 30, 2017. She was a loving wife to her late husband Isidore and a kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cherished friend. Josephine was born in Canton, Ohio to Frank and Veneranda Mongiardo on February 18, 1931. She was a Class of 1949 graduate of Timken High School. As an avid lover of flowers, she was a past president of the Avoncrest Garden Club, and helped for many years with Holly Pine Lane at the Canton Garden Center. In true partnership with her husbands calling and career, she was committed to continuing dental education. She served as past president of the Stark County Dental Women's Auxillary, and was an honorary Life Member. Always one to be involved with her passions, Josephine was a strong supporter of the Republican Party and spent much of her time volunteering at the Republican Headquarters. Her dedication was recognized by being named Stark County Republican Volunteer of the year in 2007. Josephine deeply embraced her Italian heritage. She loved her family more than anything and would willingly give of herself to anyone in need. To her, cooking was an extension of her heart and those lucky enough to taste it could feel the love baked in. She will be remembered for her extreme kindness and generosity, and as a passionate soul who truly blessed those that knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Isidore Ben Codispoti: her parents, Frank and Veneranda Mongiardo; brother, David Mongiardo; brother in-law, Nick Changet Jr; in-laws, Bruno and Maria Codispoti; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Codispoti; brother/sister in-law, Vincent and Ruthella Codispoti. Survived by a daughter, Joan Codispoti of Boone, NC; a son, Bennett James of Daytona Beach, FL: granchildren, Kelsey Taylor of Charlotte, NC; Cameron (Allison) Taylor of Boone, NC; Sister, Marianne Changet of Canton; brother Francis (Margie) Mongiardo of Canton; brother/sister in-law Andy (Leota) Codispoti of Brewster, Ohio; and numerous dear nephews, nieces, cousins and godchildren. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 6th from 10-12 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish. Mass with Christian burial will follow at noon with Father Don King as celebrant. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Josephine Codispoti's name may be made to: Friends of Canton Garden Center, 1615 Stadium Park Dr N.W. Canton, Ohio 44718. Humane Society of Stark County, 5100 Peach St NE Louisville, Ohio 44641. St. Michael the Archangel Cathoilic Parish, 3420 St. Michael Dr. NW.


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josie codispoti
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Jo,you will always live in our hearts, your memory and generosity will neve be forgotten.

Josie Codispoti
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
You will always live in our hearts. Your memory and generosity will never be forgotten.

Peggy (Warth) Lee
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Many years ago, when I was a young teen, I remember the kindness and generosity of your wonderful Mother. I was only your babysitter, but I can still remember how much I loved being in your home with you children, your parents and even your cute little dogs. Your mother made me feel especially welcomed and valued. I have fond memories of her and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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