Josephine O'Brien

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 18, 2022
Brown Funeral Home
21 Flood Drive
Fulton, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Holy Trinity Church
309 Buffalo St.
Fulton, New York, United States

Memorial Contributions

Oswego County SPCA, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069

Obituary of Josephine H. O'Brien

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Josephine H. “Josie” O’Brien, 96, of Fulton, passed away peacefully Monday, November 7, 2022. She was born in Skaneateles Falls on September 12, 1926 and was the tenth child of Rami “Raymond” and Vincenza Cavone. Josie was always a dedicated and hard-working woman who was proud of her 74 years of employment that began in Fulton at the American Woolen Mill and then to Sealright where she met her husband, Daniel. She was also employed by the Fulton City School lunch program and then retired from Holy Trinity Church as their secretary. Josie had worked and served for 14 priests in various roles which included housekeeper and cook during her time at Holy Family, St. Michaels and Holy Trinity Churches. She will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Josie will be missed by all, for her quick wit, determined nature “testarda” and for her tasty meatballs, deviled eggs and her buy one get one “give aways”. Josephine is survived by her son, Daniel (Karen) O’Brien, Jr. of Fulton; her step grandchildren, Corrin and Jake Messing of Healdsburg, California, Jenica Acome of Arlington Heights, Illinois and step great grandchildren Goldie and Dia Messing as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, Daniel O’Brien, Sr. in 1995; her brothers Victor and Anthony Cavone, Henry, Vincent “Jimmy”, Sam, James “Straz” and Louie Strazzere; an infant sister, Rosa Strazzere and by her sisters Anna Cutuli and Mary Strazzere. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo Street, Fulton. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2022 at Brown Funeral Home, 21 Flood Drive in Fulton. Contributions in Josie’s memory may be made to the Oswego County SPCA, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, NY 13069. Condolences for the O’Brien family may be left at
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