Yonkers Mourns the Passing of Beloved Matriarch, Josephine Spano, at 89

Mayor Mike Spano and his family grieve the loss of their beloved mother, Josephine Spano, who passed away at the age of 89. The Mayor released a heartfelt statement honoring his mother’s strength, love, and dedication to her large family of 16 children.

Josephine Spano, born on January 6, 1934, in Yonkers, married Leonard N. Spano in a bond lasting 66 years. She was a devoted wife and nurturing mother. Her matriarchy leaves legacy of 42 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren who meant the world to her. Her faith was central to her life, finding solace in St. Gerard, the patron saint of childbirth.

Josephine’s impact reached beyond her immediate family. Her generosity was evident through her involvement as the President of the PTA, support for special needs children, and various charities. Her children fondly remember her inner strength, crisis management skills, and warm hospitality that welcomed everyone into their home.

The Mayor finds comfort knowing his parents now rest in peace; reunited as eternal guardian angels.

She inspired us. She educated us. She dedicated her life to us. For that, we are eternally grateful

The community has an opportunity to pay their respects at the Sinatra Funeral Home, 499 Yonkers Ave., on December 7 and December 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass commences at St. Peter’s Church, 91 Ludlow St., on December 9 at 9:00 a.m. The burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Jackson Avenue in Yonker will follow.

Josephine Spano’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of many. But her legacy of love, strength, and generosity endures throughout the city she called home for a lifetime.

Her full obituary may be read here.

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