Josephine Ambrogio Safko

February 12, 1932 - April 26, 2015
Josephine Ambrogio Safko

Mrs. Josephine Ambrogio Safko, 83 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Pacifica Senior Living in Wilmington, NC.

Mrs. Safko is the daughter of the late Salvador Ambrogio and Josephine Merselli Ambrogio; she also was preceded by her husband, Alex “PoP” Safko and a daughter, Sandy Safko.

Survivors include her daughter, Juanita Malpass and a son, Richard Safko; one grandchild, Michelle Gainey; three great grandchildren, Alicia Gainey, Billy Malpass, Jr. and Meranda Bruce and three great, great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Apostolic Tabernacle Church at 10:00 AM; 712 Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. Burial will be in the Wilmington National Cemetery.

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  • April 27, 2015
    Shaton Washington M/T CNA caregiver @ pacifica says:
    Sweet Josephine, how sadly and terribly missed you are and will be. Thank you for sharing your smile, fashion sense, and curiosity with us for this short time here at Pacifica....HEAVEN just gained a colorful new Angel! Fly to JESUS Mrs. Safko, YOU WERE LOVED.....

  • April 29, 2015
    James Hewett says:
    So very sorry. I have known the family for over 40 years. Ms Josephine used to watch me and my sister Diane while our parents worked. Juanita, Richie and family you are in our thoughts

  • April 29, 2015
    Gloria. Louise. Odum Simpkins says:
    To the family we are so sorry to hear about your mom you know our mother and her were really close I'm so thankfull I got to see her easter I know this is not a easy thing to go threw my prayers go out to the family rest in peace Mrs safko I will never forget you I have my memories and I loved you andi will never for get the friendship between you and are mother Margie Gloria Madge odum

  • April 29, 2015
    Diane Hewett Lynch says:
    So sorry for your loss. The family will be in our prayers.

  • April 29, 2015
    donna jacobs says:
    To the family I'm so sorry to hear about mrs safko she wss a great lady and friend me and my sister bootie grew up around her she was always there with my aunt tootie they were great friends we had a lot of laughs with her she wad like a aunt to us she will truly be missed if there is anything we can do please fill free to ask snd keep GOD in everything you do he will be there for you always we love you guys