Josephine Siciliano ( Gagliano), 99, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away September 5,2017 in San Antonio Tx. She was born Josephine Gagliano to Giuseppe and Croce Gagliano on April 16, 1918. She married Andrew Siciliano in the mid 1940's with whom she had 3 children. Later becoming a widow marrying Jesus Salazar in 1959 with whom she had two more children. She is preceded in death by her late husband Andrew Siciliano. She is survived by her children: Saverio Siciliano ( Sharon), Rose Siciliano, Joseph Siciliano( Grace), Gloria Salazar, Jesus Salazar ( Rosa), 14 grandchildren,24 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. A memorial mass in celebration of Josephine's life will take place on Sunday September 10, 2017 at 5 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (Selma, TX) The family would like to thank the staff at Embrace Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorial donations maybe given in her name to the National Alzheimer's and Dementia foundation.

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  1. R.I.P Mom. I have not been there for you in yrs, but you were always in my hear and my head.

    Give my love to Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, and all the family.and friends.

  2. Mom u will b misses but thank u for always showing me ur luv n laughter we had some great times, thank u for allowing me to luv u n spend ur last days wit u , ur grandson luv u mama, now dance n shine and smile like u know how to, until we see one another again it’s not a good bye it’s a see u layrr

  3. You will be miss Grandma. You are flying high with ur momma and poppa and all ur brothers n sisters. We will see you soon. But until then watch over us as we continue this journey. Luv you alway

  4. Auntie Josie you will be missed and never forgotten. Spread your wings and fly through the gates of heaven to be reunited with all of your brothers & sisters. Please give my Mom & Dad a big kiss from me. Until we meet again…. I love you !!

  5. I remember when we lived on Orchard St, you sent me to Nick’s to get milk and bread. You gave me $5.

    While I was walking I lost the money, I was so scared to tell you. When I did tell you , I thought I was going to get a beating and started crying.

    After awhile you started crying also, because I was upset. You gave me a big hug and a kiss.I will never forget this. Lol Grandpa gave me $5 for the items, But I told you I found the money. You never knew this.

  6. Mom you will never be forgotten. I miss you and I was always there Day and night also with Gloria and Jesse and all your grandchilden till the end when the gates of Heaven open the doors to come. Now you are with your parents and sibling and enjoying yourself and in peace. I am with you still day and night inmy heart. I remember all the laughs and good times we all had. Love you mom and I know you are watching me. Love you may you Rest In Peace

  7. We all hurt with knowing we will no longer be able to see u or be with you…as for all of us we did the the best under the circumstances that we faced. All I can say is that I did my best and if my best was not good enough then I will be judged when I am no longer on this Earth……. as I hurt inside of your passing I know that you no longer suffer and are now what’s your mom your dad and all your brothers I speak for myself and not for my brothers or sisters nobody is perfect we all make our mistakes rest in peace mom love you

  8. I’ve spent the last few days reminiscing of all the summers I stayed with you when you lived in Gary Indiana, the many summers in Texas together, and all I can do is smile from ear to ear. I can still hear your voice and the silly things you would say. I love and miss you so much. I promise to hold on to all the memories until we can see eachother again and make more. Given Nonna a big big hug and kiss for me . I’ll wait for you and her in my dreams. I LOVE YOU

  9. There is no day or night that I do not think about you. The videos and laughing and all old stories that’s was told to me when I was small. I remember the last few months of your life with laughter and at times sad to see who u are now. I thank god that you did not suffer in pain just the memory lost. But when I asked you who I always was You say my daughter Rosie she the best always here for me before and now and she would hug me and give me kisses and always sY I Love you. You never will be forgotten till we meet someday in heaven. Enjoy with Nono and nana and all my uncles and aunts and give them all hugs and kisses.

    Love You Mom I am throwing you kisses

  10. Grandma Siciliano,

    You were one of the nicest people that I ever knew. There are so many memories that I have from your times with us here in Illinois. Your kindness always showed when you came to visit us on vacation, always bringing a gift in hand and many fun stories along the way. I will always remember our family gatherings, the trips to the bingo hall with Auntie Anna, and trying to find your favorite show of recent years, La Medestra on our cable channels here in Chicago. Finally, I’ll always cherish the conversations that we had online once you started learning how to use a computer! These were just a few of the great times that we had. I cherish all of them, and I am glad that you were able to be apart of them. I’ll always love you. Rest In Peace,

    Your grandson,

    Joey Siciliano

  11. My condolences to you and your family for your loss. There is good news to be heard, though, during this time of distress – the hope of the resurrection! Jesus Christ gave a demonstration of this wonderful hope when he resurrected his friend, Lazarus. The best news is that our creator, Jehovah God, is eager to resurrect our dead loved ones. John 5:28,29 John 11:35, 38-44 Acts 24:15 May God’s promise of hope found in the scriptures bring you joy!

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