Josephine Louise Lauricella

January 23, 1923March 3, 2019

Jay Lauricella, nee Angelair, 96, passed peacefully March 3, 2019 in her home at Cordia Senior Residence.. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Lauricella Jr. She was the loving, supportive and attentive mother of 3 sons, Joseph (Clare, and the late Nancy), Phillip (Carol) and Paul (Christine). She was blessed and is survived by many grandchildren, Jill, Joseph, John, Anthony, Paul and Amanda, along with many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jay grew up with her sisters, Angelia, Blanche, Mary, Pauline, Rose, Santa, and her brother Paul, all of whom she dearly loved and missed ever day. She lived a full life and has left a legacy beyond words for her family to cherish.

Jay was a gentile, caring, and supportive mother and friend, a first generation Italian-American who lived the values of family and church. She was always willing to listen to your problems, and concerns and gave her support both verbally and financially. She offered guidance as someone who lived almost a century and who grew up during the Depression. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, volleyball in her younger years, she was an avid reader, always had a love of flowers and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was an active member of her church, St. Symphorosa and The Super Club. She also donated her time at McNeil Hospital. She is in heaven with our father, sister, and others working hard as always, preparing a place for each of us. We greatly appreciate the "beautiful, gifted" staff at Cordia Senior Residence for the loving care Mom received every day she was there, Thank You everyone.

Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer Avenue, Chicago, Il. Funeral Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:30am, from funeral home to St. Symphorosa Church, 5986 W. 62nd St. Chicago, IL 60638, where Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:30 AM. She will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Joe, at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Alsip, IL.

In lieu of flowers or masses, a simple act of kindness done in Jay's memory would be appreciated. Info 773-586-7900


  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Prayer Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Josephine Louise Lauricella

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luba piarowski

March 6, 2019

Phil, please accept my condolences. Losing your mum creates a permanent hole in your heart that simply will never be filled, but I hope you have wonderful, warm memories of your mum to comfort you.

John Lauricella

March 6, 2019

My wife and I have lovingly and humorously discussed many fond memories of Jay (Grandma) since her passing. One story that brought an especially big smile to both our faces was a trip to the zoo about six years ago. Grandma was very pumped to be spending the day with three of her great grandchildren, at the time Mason and Maddie were two and Lucas was one. We all had a really good time! Despite our protests and attempts to intervene, Grandma spent a good deal of the day carrying a different great grandchild around the zoo! Even though she was about 89 years old she never complained, or slowed down, or seemed anything but ultra happy! I think this was the day my kids fell in love with their Great Grandma and really learned what a special person Jay is! We'll all miss you so much Grandma and we'll always love you so much!!!