Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel

710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA


Josephine Graziano Berardi

July 2, 1932December 26, 2019

Josephine Graziano Berardi, 87, of San Jose, Calif., passed away on December 26, 2019 at Vasona Creek Health Care Center. She was born in 1932 and graduated from Live Oak High School.

Josephine was married to Luigi Berardi for over 60 years. She is preceded in death by Luigi, her daughter Kathleen Pizzo, parents Ben and Mary Graziano, Sister Prudy Alberti and brother Vincent Graziano.

Josephine worked as a medical records analyst for both San Jose Hospital and San Jose Medical Foundation. She enjoyed giving dinner parties, making floral arrangements and adored Christmas, creating elaborate decorations. She was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation.

Josephine is survived by: daughter Marilouise (Pierre) Salsiccia, son-in-law Dennis Pizzo, grandchildren Marco and Sergio Salsiccia, Annemarie, Vincent and Gina Pizzo, her sister Rosemary VanDerZaden and niece Lisa Reinshagen. She was grand-aunt to Andrea and Melissa Iaconis. Josephine had five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A rosary will be held at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow the funeral at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Rosary Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Committal Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Josephine Graziano Berardi

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