Josephine A. Covais

March 28, 1943January 1, 2021

Josephine Covais passed away on January 1, 2021 at White Plains Hospital. She was 77 years old.

Josephine was born on March 28, 1943 in the Bronx, NY to Theresa and Paul Arancio. She was the youngest of three and grew up with her brother Anthony and sister Marie. She married the love of her life Mark Covais on September 29th 1969 in Sacred Heart Church. They shared 13 years of marriage together and two beautiful children before Mark passed away on November 2nd 1982.

Josephine taught preschool for over 25 years at Creative Beginnings Children Center and touched the lives of all of the children, families and co-workers who came to love her over the years.

Josephine will be remembered as a loving, vibrant, fun, caring, and nurturing daughter, sister, mother, aunt, Nonna, and friend.

She is survived by her sister Marie Venitucci, son Mark Covais and wife Dana, her daughter Tara Varsov and husband Brett, as well as her grandchildren Aaron Varsov, MJ Covais, and Juliet Varsov.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the funeral services are private to the immediate family only. A funeral mass may be attended virtually via the link below.

Mass will being at 11:00 am Monday the 4th of January.

A memorial service in Josephine's memory will be scheduled for a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Josephine A. Covais

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Samantha & Uri Spano-Dallal

January 4, 2021

Mark, Tara and family. We are so unbelievably sorry for this tremendous loss in your lives. Our deepest condolences to you all. Josephine was one of a kind and such a special person that went above and beyond for everyone around her. Her strength was unprecedented to anything I’ve ever encountered before in my life. She was the strongest woman- the real life Wonder Woman. I admired her and will miss her deeply. She was the true definition of a mom. We love you all and we’ll always be here for each and everyone of you. Stay strong and keep all of her memories alive and strong and she’ll forever remain in our hearts.
All of our love ❤️
Samantha & Uri