Michael Messina
Giuseppa Josephine Giammanco
Thomas Franklin Beacher Sr.
Agnes May Hepner
Charles Salvatore Messina
Agnes Thelma Beacher
Josephine Marie Messina


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1. Raphael Joseph DiCello

Josephine Marie Messina 2 3 4

  • Born: 18 Sep 1933, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Raphael Joseph DiCello in 1957 in , , PA 1
  • Died: 9 Nov 2009, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 76 2 3
  • Buried: 14 Nov 2009, Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 2 3

   Another name for Josephine was Jo Marie Messina.2

   FamilySearch ID: LJ2D-WB9.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1940 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 5 The 1940 census lists Charles Messina, 37, born in Italy, living with wife Agnes, 32, born in Pennsylvania; and daughter Joan Marie, 6, born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1950 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 6 The 1950 census recorded at 442 Fairview Street: Charles Messina, laborer in roofing company, 47, living with wife Agnes, wrapper in paper box factory, 41, and daughter Josephine, 16. Charles was born in Italy and the others in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: 1116 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, PA on 21 Mar 1972 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 1

4. Obituary: Obituary of Josephine M. DiCello on 10 Nov 2009 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 2 Josephine M."Jo Marie" DiCello, 76, of Pottsville died Monday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown.

She was born September 18, 1933 in Pottsville daughter of the late Charles and Agnes Beacher Messina.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School and was employed by the Pottsville Area School District prior to retiring.

Jo Marie dedicated her life to her family, grandchildren, friends and her church. She was an avid supporter of the Pottsville athletic programs and will continue to cheer for the Tide from heaven.

She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Pottsville where she sang in the church choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray on March 21, 1972. Surviving are 3 sons, David C. and his wife Joanne, Seaside Park, NJ: Ray J. and his wife, Patricia, Harrisburg: Kevin J. and his wife, Ali, Sturbridge, Massachusetts: a daughter, Michelle M. Boran and her husband, John, Pottsville. 7 grandchildren, Jacqueline, Emily, Kevin, Matthew, and Raeff DiCello, Molly and Meghan Boran. Nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. from the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 305 S. Centre St., Pottsville with Rev. Kristopher M. Perry officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until time of services. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to the Josephine M. DiCello Scholarship Fund, c/o Howard S. Fernsler Academic Center, 1501 Laurel Blvd., Pottsville, PA 17901. Interment will be at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine married Raphael Joseph DiCello in 1957 in , , PA.1 (Raphael Joseph DiCello was born on 5 Jul 1932 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA,1 7 8 died on 21 Mar 1972 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 1 2 7 8 and was buried in Schuylkill Haven: Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill, PA, USA 7.)


1 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 22 Mar 1972, page 2. Obituary of Raphael DiCello.

2 James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, Pa., Obituary of Josephine M. DiCello. http://www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=146189.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44215076.

4 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 2 Jan 1975, page 2. Obituary of Charles Messina.

5 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQ6C-BTP Agnes Messina in household of Charles Messina, Ward 5, Pottsville, Pottsville City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-117, sheet 19B.

6 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XBB-VPLM Charles Messina.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=134992922.

8 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JYSB-Z6V Raphael Dicello, Mar 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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