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January 25, 2013

Josephine "Josie" (Abate) Santacrose, 91

Lawrence — Josephine "Josie" (Abate) Santacrose, 91, of Lawrence, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at her home.

She was born on April 15, 1921 in Lawrence to the late Antonio and Stella (Paolino) Abate. Josie attended the local schools of Lawrence and was a graduate of Lawrence High School in 1939.

Josie was a parishioner of Saint Mary's Church in Lawrence during her younger years and worked as a Nutritionist for the Bon Secours Hospital in Methuen, MA. Josie enjoyed bingo; traveling, when she was younger; going to the beach and especially loved to spend time with her family.

Her family members include; her daughters, Carol Wall and her husband, Joseph of Derry, N.H. and Shirley Michaud of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; her twin sister, Jennie Marino of Lawrence; her brother, Joseph Abate of Methuen; her grandchildren, Nicholas Michaud, Bobby and his wife Tiffany Michaud, Angela Beaton and Denise Sole; her great grandchildren, Matthew, Tiara and Blake. As well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; her deceased brothers, Charles Abate and William Abate.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her services are private at the request of the family and are under the direction of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury Street, Lawrence. For online condolences and other information please visit us at www.breenfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.