D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Josephine C. (Civitillo) Giguere

August 12, 1935September 10, 2020

Josephine C. (Civitillo) Giguere, 85, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Edward “Ted” Giguere, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2020. Josephine was born on August 12, 1935 in Italy and was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Maria (Dellaripa) Civitillo. Josephine was on the Board of Directors of the Creative Workshop. She and her husband loved traveling around the world visiting beautiful places like Italy and Alaska and they were also able to enjoy several cruises. In addition she was a wonderful cook and loved to bake for her family and friends. Josephine devoted her life to her family and she will be missed by her children, John Giguere, Theresa Giguere, Michael Giguere and Marylynn Giguere along with her, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Josephine was predeceased by her son Edward Giguere and her brothers Chris Civitillo, Joe Civitillo and Mike Civitillo. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, September 17th from 10-11 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. Guests are asked to pay their respects to Josephine’s family then exit the chapel and wait in a designated area for an outdoor service at 11 a.m., social distancing and masks are required. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 94 S. Turnpike Rd #96, Wallingford, CT, 06492. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com


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Josephine C. (Civitillo) Giguere

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Janice Melesko

September 17, 2020

I had the pleasure of getting to know Josephine and her husband and children when I came twice a week to help her clean!! She was the strongest lady I knew and her family meant everything to her!!! My prayers are with the family at this difficult time!!! May she Rest In Peace with the angels in heaven

Lisa Casolo

September 16, 2020

John, Theresa, Michael, and Marylynn: There is no one in this world like your mother. She was a special woman and she will be with you always. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Lisa Casolo (DDS)

Elizabeth Pensiero Formica

September 16, 2020

Josephine and I were neighbors and friends since the fifties. She was, indeed, a unique and beautiful person. She met life's challenges with ultimate grace and dignity. Josephine leaves to her family and those who were fortunate to know her an invaluable legacy.

Marie Carilli

September 16, 2020

RIP Aunt Josephine. You are one of the strongest woman I know and now you are reunited with the love of your life. Uncle Teddy ❤️💙

Donna Duffy

September 15, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family of Josephine. I had the honor of being a visiting nurse to the family in the past. Josephine will be missed by all who knew her. Rest In Peace

MaryAnn Lacorazza

September 14, 2020

Aunt Josephine,
Thank you for sharing your recipes from Sepino. Easter wouldn't be the same without them. I hope I can do them justice.
Ditto's for the cookies.
Love, MaryAnn

Monica Doris

September 14, 2020

My condolences to the Giguere family. Josephine was a lovely person and will be missed.


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