Josephine J. Pisano

Josephine J. Pisano, passed away peacefully on May 11th, 2014, in St. Petersburg, FL. She was 85 years old. Born on February 29, 1929, in Gloversville, NY, she was the daughter of Louie and Tressa Pisano. She graduated from Gloversville High School in 1946 and attended college in Vermont.

She was a secretary to attorney Ernie Abdella of Gloversville in 1970 and co-owner of Riteway Roofing in Gloversville, NY and ITD Industries in St. Petersburg FL. An avid skier, tennis player, and philanthropist, she was a docent to several museums in Pinellas County, FL and made a sizable donation to the Fulton County Historical Society & Museum in Gloversville, NY in 2009.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Joseph J. O’Brien. She is survived by cousins, stepchildren, and several grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Johnstown, NY at 11 a.m. on May 29th, 2014. The Northville funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

“Take time to smell the roses” was her motto. She enriched people’s lives by sharing her many diverse interests and her love of culture. She will be missed by all.