Josephine Marie Sciacca

May 1, 1925November 20, 2018

Josephine Marie Sciacca passed away November 20th, 2018 at McKee Medical Center,she was 93. She was born May 1st, 1925, in Denver to Anthony and Angeline Lombardi. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Johnny, Junior and Bobby Lombardi, sister Evelyn Sauer, husband Lawrence Sciacca Sr. and grandson Christopher Racine. Jo, as she preferred to be called, was raised in Phippsburg, which is outside of Steamboat Springs in the Yampa Valley. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a miner and railroad worker. She loved to share stories of her upbringing in a small mountain town. During WWII, she met, and later married, Lawrence Sciacca Sr. on October 21st, 1945. They lived in Denver, where the first of their five children was born, Colorado Springs and then moved to Chicago. While in Chicago they had two more children and eventually moved back to Colorado where the youngest two were born. Jo was a wonderful homemaker. She took pride in having a clean house. Her children and grandchildren were everything to her. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and be silly. She was an exceptional cook and enjoyed baking as well. She is survived by three sons, Lawrence “Josh” (Jan) Sciacca of Kansas, Robert Sciacca of Nebraska and Joe Sciacca of Fort Collins. Two daughters, Corrine Bernar of Denver and Donna (Stacy) Maydew of Frederick. Six grandchildren,Tara (Tom) Moreno, Kyle Sciacca, Matthew Fulton, Greg Bernar, Nick Sherwin and Lily Maydew, two great-grandchildren, Cameron Racine and Hudson Moreno, and her sister Yolanda (Roger) Carlson, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:00, Wednesday Nov. 28th at Howe Mortuary Chapel with Cris Crisfield officiating. A private burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery immediately following the service, and a reception will be held at Howe Mortuary.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Josephine Marie Sciacca

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Lisa Sauer

November 27, 2018

Aunt Jo always brought joy when ever she was with us. She loved her family, had an amazing green thumb, and loved animals. Her laugh was infectious and her smile was a genuine reflection of the gold in her heart. We miss you, we love you very much.

Yolanda Carlson

November 27, 2018

In loving memory of my sister, Jo. She was someone with a giving heart. She had a beautiful family and was devoted to them. She was the "light" in our lives. She could always find the joy in a dower situation. She found fun and laughter in everything we did. Keeping all of us laughing until we cried and our stomachs ached. She will be missed very much. She brightened our lives and now she will brighten heaven with her quick wit and keen sense of humor. Love her and miss her bright shining eyes, her giving heart, her love and her amazing presence in my life. Rest in peace my dear sister. I'm sure that I will know your star as it will be the one that twinkles the most.