March 18, 1923 – March 7, 2018
Josephine Grimes (Nee Prestipino) of Stony Point, NY passed away peacefully into the loving embrace of God on March 7, 2018 at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence with her loving family by her side. She was 94 years old. She was born at home in Tomkins Cove, NY on March 18, 1923 to Salvatore and Josephine (Rizzo) Prestipino. She was a lifelong North Rockland Resident. On August 19, 1950 she married her love and lifelong partner James J. Grimes. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She opened her heart and home to all who had known and loved her. She had worked for Helen Hayes Hospital for several years before retiring in 1983. She will be deeply missed by her daughters Michele and Bernadette (Robert Rogan), Granddaughter Kristin (john) Mpasiakas, Great grandchildren Giana and Luca, sister Katherine Weatherwax, brother Anthony (Helen) Prestipino and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband James, sisters Mary Nimmo, Rose Jones, and brothers Dominic, Ernest and Michele (Mike) Prestipino. Family will receive friends on Sunday March 11, 2018 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in Stony Point. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 12, 10am at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Haverstraw. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Joe Raso Hospice Residence, 415 Buena Vista Rd., New City, NY 10956 or to the Hudson Valley Humane Society, 200 Quaker Rd., Pomona, NY 10970.
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