Josephine Marie Reynolds

9 October, 19458 September, 2021
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Josephine Marie (Frisoni) Reynolds, 75 (but forever 18), of Norwood, most recently Randolph, passed away September 8, 2021 surrounded by family. Born October 9, 1945 to Joseph and Gloria (D’Urbano) Frisoni in Boston. She was raised in the North End.

Josephine’s greatest joy was hosting lots of family and friends at her home, entertaining and cooking for everyone. She loved the beach and her trips to Aruba. She always enjoyed gambling and a good game of cards or cribbage. Most of all, she loved her family.

Josephine was a devoted mother to her beloved children, Doreen Hayes and her husband Raymond, Maureen McIntyre and her husband Richard, Kathleen Connors and her husband John, and Bernard Reynolds Jr.; her loving grandchildren, Raymond, Ryan and his partner Madi, Siobhan, Patrick, Chaynah, Aidan, Emma and Cere; her adored great grandchildren, Holocene, Atlas and Cameron; her cherished siblings, Cecelia Getchell, Frank Frisoni and Joseph Frisoni; many nieces and nephews, cousins and her best friend Danielle Rizzotto.

A visitation will be held on Monday, September 13th from 4 to 8pm at Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 14th at St. Timothy Church, Norwood at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Josephine’s memory to Conquer Cancer Foundation,


  • Visitation at Gillooly Funeral Home

    Monday, 13 September , 2021

  • A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Timothy Church

    Tuesday, 14 September , 2021


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Celia Getchell

16 September 2021

The last words you said to me were I LOVE YOU. I will cherish them forever.
I did not want to let you go, but I did not want you to be in pain. I will miss you so much. Our calls every day and how we always had so much fun at family occasion, with friends, vacations and going to casino and playing keno. Thank you to Benjie for taking you to our house this summer to enjoy the family outside. Thank you to Dannie for taking you to my home for lunch with family and friends. Thank you to Lulu for always helping you at home and on vacations. I know how sad Dick is to see you go too. You loved him and he loved you.
I miss you so much already.
Until we meet again.
My heart is broken.
Your younger sister, (This was always a joke between us.)
Love you to the moon and back.

kasiah sword

16 September 2021

Tracy Kasiah Sword

15 September 2021

Nana Jo always had a joke or a hug to make you smile. She was strong, poised, and so well dressed! An impressive legacy, I know I will always aspire to her level of compassion.
She's very missed and will be.

Denise Osborne

15 September 2021

Josephine was the kindest, most generous, loving, compassionate, understanding, & forgiving person I've ever known. I feel privileged that she ever called me friend, and she made my life better for being in it. I believe we will meet again on the other side and I will love her and miss her all the days of my life.
Love & Sympathy to all of her Family,

Thomas Blasi

14 September 2021

My heartfelt Condolences to Family.
My fondest memories include times in Brockton and Walpole homes. A few visits to the North End with Josey and family, fantastic meals and get togethers over the years.

Josephine and George were so kind and generous at my daughter, Heather Blasi wedding.

Much Love,
Thomas and Jean Blasi

Mary desharnais

13 September 2021

Mary desharnais

13 September 2021

Mary desharnais

13 September 2021

Being the oldest cousin of the Durbanos...I loved coming up from Florida to see them at our family reunions...the last one we had was held in Tewksbury at my daughter Colette's home...we always had a great time together...She will be missed.
Love~Cousin Maryann

lucille dellorfano

13 September 2021

Josie loved her father's favorite song "It's a wonderful world by Louie Armstrong" and it meant to me it was a wonderful world with Josie in it and will always be cherished by me. She was my cousin but more a mentor, best friend, traveling buddy and confident. She was all about family and tradition and loved her family so truly. You will always be in my heart and I will relive your memories over and over again. Until we meet again.

Love ya much Cousin Lu

Pamela Mulcahy

12 September 2021

Maureen, Casey, Ben , Doreen and family,

I can’t even begin to express our sorrow for the loss of Josie. Josie was vivacious, warm, loving, generous and welcoming!

She was an extraordinary human being who knew the importance of family , who knew the importance of life just be opening up her home and sharing a meal.

She devotedly cared about others without asking anything in return. She loved deeply and was loved deeply.

Josie was selfless, and I hope that I live my life emulating her kindness and patience. I hope that I can make others feel like she made me feel, important.

Our deepest sympathies to you , she will be forever missed and loved!

Pam, Danny, Dillion and Liam

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