Josephine Flora Faienza

November 24, 1972July 28, 2022
Obituary of Josephine Flora Faienza
Giuseppina Flora “Josephine” “JoJo” (Scodella) Faienza, 49, of Wethersfield, soulmate and loving wife to Carlo Michael Faienza II, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Hartford Hospital. Josie was born on November 24, 1972 in Siracusa, Sicily. Josie was one of two daughters to Giuseppe Scodella and Cettina (Sala) Scodella. The family immigrated to the United States in 1974 and resided in Hartford. Josie attended and graduated from South Catholic High School, Class of 1990. Josie worked for Hartford Healthcare for 36 years and was working at CESI (Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation). She was a hard worker and a well-respected individual. Josie instilled strong family values and traditions, which were very important to her. She was the pillar of the family, which led her to be a strong warrior, who never gave up. JoJo was a very giving person, touching the hearts of everyone she encountered. She found enjoyment in giving to others and was selfless and loving. Her passion was cooking for her family, especially during the holidays, which was her way of bringing her loved ones together. Her specialty was making her homemade Arancini’s and Zeppoli. Her safe haven was her backyard, sitting by the pool, and taking care of her garden and flowers. Josie found peace when going to the beach, fishing, the casino, and going on family vacations. Most of all, she lived for her children, they were her pride and joy. She always went above and beyond for her girls. Josie was their rock and comfort. Along with her “Babes” Carlo Faienza and parents; Giuseppe and Cettina Scodella, Josephine Faienza will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her three daughters, Vanessa Faienza, the twins; Rosmarie and Christina Faienza, her sister Lidia Scodella; her niece and nephew, Daniela Ruzzier and Michael Ruzzier, her mother-in-law, Alba Capobianco, her Zia Paola, and Zio Tony D’Agostino, many cousins, family, and friends. She leaves behind her four-legged savior, Nino, whom she rescued and in return, he saved her. Lastly, she will always be grateful for being a Nonna to her first four-legged grandson, Charlie. The Faienza family will receive relatives and friends, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd, Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford (attendees are asked to go directly to the church). Committal service will follow the Mass in Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford. To extend online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

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