Babione Funeral Home


Josephine Derasmo

March 1, 1939May 29, 2021
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Josephine Derasmo was born on March 1, 1939 in New York, New York and passed away on May 29, 2021 in Boca Raton, Florida and is under the care of Babione Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on June 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Babione Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Comercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL. Funeral Service will be held on June 7, 2021 at 10:00 am at St John the Evangelist, 10300 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL. Committal Service will be held on June 7, 2021 at 11:30 am at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, 1400 S. State Rd. 7, N. Lauderdale, FL.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 7, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Monday, June 7, 2021


Josephine Derasmo

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maryann derasmo

June 22, 2021

Dearest mom, Beautiful mother, Josephine's family. Please I invite friends & family to share. Maybe my happiest memories shared are the moments most recently. Just wanting to be together. Holding each others hand. Recent hospitalizations did not make that possible. Dress making, fashion, telling stories. Growing up, making trips to Pennsylvania, Lancaster, mom remembered the exact time Nick and I were born. I tried to remember the next day. It was one day, just one day Josephine remembered sixty one years. I couldn't remember after just one day. Cooking, the kids; ahhhh Nick the kids, bitter sweet. Olivia coming over. "How grown & sooooo beautiful!" Visit's from Olivia, priceless, "get Pizza, Chinese she likes it!"..She wasn't the only one. Olivia's visit meant the world to Josephine.
Tuesday night, no foot wear, I used witch-hazel. Floor got wet. Recipe for disaster. Josephine still did not complain. Nick came on Wednesday immediately following the fire rescue visit. She was sooooo happy. Danny &Alex ; Allie &Bobby and Olivia would come Friday night. She was sooooo happy. Most recently watching Pasquale Sciarappa. May I bring you to the day of the burial. We are running late. Of course, because mom was unable to keep us on time. The funeral director tells Nick 'we are not going pass the house.' There were comments "It's an Italian thing," 'a bit' of police resistance.' "You can not come in the car;" I jump into the police vehicle. Elaine is right behind me. Of course. Naturally. The officer acquiesces. The procession goes pass mom's 'beautiful home.' I would later thank the officer asking his name? 'My name is Pasquale!' My reply: "of course it is!" Officer very confused.
Understanding Josephine had to go does not make it easier. Thank you beautiful mother. Thank you for your strength and courage. Even when they asked "hospice or your blood transfusion?' Mom rejected hospice responding "I'll try, for my blood!"
Until we meet again

Valerie Martinelli~Cournoyer

June 6, 2021

Love all the wonderful memories with you and your Mom. Enjoyed all the delicious Italian meals and treats. Mrs D was a Beautiful Lady💕🥰 And will always be remembered in my heart❣️

All My Love,

Marie Russo

May 31, 2021

Dear MaryAnn & family
I was so saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a wonderful caring and kind woman. I will remember her always as a genuine member of our Ladies of St John. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Marie Russo


May 31, 2021

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. We will remember the times that we spent at the cemetary mass and how we ate donuts after the mass since 2013 : How i regret not spending more time with you are your mom , she was the most wonderful and caring person and my dad and I will miss her greatly , I will miss her calls when she called me to check up on me , We want to give you and your family our condolences :

Theresa Purino

May 30, 2021

My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. Will remember of visiting my sister Joyce and stopping by to see your mother. What a wonderful person always welcoming me into her home. Good old days in Brooklyn.