Josephine Alba DiMaggio

July 29, 1938 - September 22, 2015
Josephine Alba DiMaggio

Josephine A. DiMaggio age 77 of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

She was born in Bronx, NY on July 29, 1938. Her parents were Charles and Josephine DiMaggio.

Josephine was a graduate of Evander Childs High School in Bronx, NY, and a graduate of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC. She was retired as a Parole Officer with the State of North Carolina.

Jo is survived by her brother, Benedetto and wife Doroty of Valhalla, NY; brother,Joseph of Valley Cottage, NY; brother, Alfred and wife Nora of Severna Park, MD; sister-in-law, Josephine of Bronxville, NY; sister-in-law, Camlle of Kissimee, FL; sister-in-law Sheila of Shirley, NY; 30 nieces and nephews and host of grand-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 Saturday, October 10, 2015 at St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church, 19 N 26th St, Wilmington, NC 28405.

Please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude’s Wilmington Foundation, 19 N. 26th Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • September 27, 2015
    Lynn says:
    Jo was a wonderful, kind woman full of life and wisdom. Jo was always there to lend a helping hand. I will miss you greatly Jo. Know that you will live in my heart until we meet again. MY sympathy to the family, may the memories help to ease your pain.

  • September 25, 2015
    Pat Monica says:
    my thoughts and prayers to jo s family what a blessing it was to know her heaven has opened thier arms to a true angel... she will be terribly missed rest in peace jo love you

  • September 26, 2015
    Void in my Heart says:
    I knew her as Helenabskt.....she was a woman that provided wisdom to many of us in our online chatroom. Showed us that there is more to life than what is written on a page and that we should treat each other with kindness and respect. There is now a void that will never be replaced as she is not a woman that could be replaced.... she is and will be missed forever. God and his angels are fortunate to have her in their company. I know Jo will be looking down on each and every one of us to guide us along the path that God has set . May you rest in peace Jo... with love, I miss you dearly.

  • September 24, 2015
    Her Online Friend says:
    I had the honor of speaking/writing to Jo on many occasions. She provided me her wisdom on human behavior, principles and belief systems. She had a heart of gold with helping people in need, talking to people with a low self-esteem & tried to treat all with respect. She was grateful for her family, appreciated her friends, and cherished all the acts of kindness that she received from everyone that touched her life. Jo had a loving heart by taking the time to share with me what she knew to make me the best person I can possibly be. She was there for me during my health issues by putting my name in her “Angel Bowl” to give me the positive energy and prays to a speedy recovery. She wanted to see the best in all people and she sure brought it out of me. Jo taught me the significance of the online communities for persons with disabilities. In spite of her health conditions, she battled them with courage. Jo was grateful for every morning! She loved animals and spoke highly of the animals that visited her home, were discussed in the Online Community room and she truly enjoyed the neighbor’s chickens. Josephine Alba DiMaggio was a class act that I call my friend and mentor! I will miss her being on Earth, but I know she has definitely made me a better person just because I knew her! She will always be in my mind and heart!

  • September 26, 2015
    Maureen Murphy says:
    jo was my neighbor and dear friend for 7.5 years. She always had guidance and direction for how to live life up to how to start my lawn mower!! Blessed to have known her. When i left to move to CLT i cried saying goodbye to her and gave her a big hug (which she wasn't a real touchy feely kinda gal.). Will always think of Jo when i listen to Judy Garland and eat eggplant parmesan.