Josephine Croce

April 28, 1922August 21, 2018

Josephine Croce, 96 of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Chestnut Park Rehab and Nursing Center in Oneonta.

She was born on April 28, 1922 in Brooklyn, the daughter of James and Elsie (Abruzzo) Maceli. She married Alfred Croce on November 12, 1949. He predeceased her on May 27, 2008.

In 1971, Josephine and her family moved from Staten Island to Worcester. Staying there 25 years, she eventually settled in Oneonta in 1995.

She was a member of St Mary’s Church in Oneonta as well as a former communicant of St Joseph’s Church in Worcester. Josephine enjoyed reading, crocheting and is fondly remembered by her family as a wonderful cook.

She is survived by her daughter Christine (Jeffrey) Wiltsie of Oneonta; her son, Alfred (Janet) Croce, Jr. of Sayville, Long Island; 4 grandchildren, Alfred J. (Beth) Croce III, Kyle (Veronica) Croce, Justine Wiltsie, and Jeffrey (Amber) Wiltsie; 2 great grandchildren, Madeline and Cate Croce; and a special niece, Mary Croce and her daughter Serenity.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 9 – 10 am at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. A Mass will be celebrated immediately following at 10:30 am in St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta.

Burial will take place privately at the convenience of the family in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Josephine’s memory are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River Street Service Rd, Oneonta, NY 13820 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 24, 2018

Josephine Croce

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Bernie Hoye

August 24, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I hope that you and your family are well.
Bernie Hoye
Skippack, PA