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Josephine (Canci) George

Born: Tue., Feb. 15, 1927
Died: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Mar. 03, 2021
Location: Ruffenach Funeral Home , Drexel Hill

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Wed., Mar. 03, 2021
Location: St. Andrew the Apostle Church

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Josephine George

1927 – 2021


     Josephine George (nee Canci) age 94 of Drexel Hill died peacefully February 24, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Josephine was predeceased by husband Frank George and is survived by her daughters Carmella (Richard) Pepino and Carole (Robert, deceased) Miele, grandchildren Richard, David, Jessica, Gabriella and seven great grandchildren.  “Aunt Jo”, as she was affectionately known was beloved by her nieces and nephews.


     Josephine worked for many years as a Nurse’s Aide at the Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Pennsylvania. She was the youngest child of Joseph and Anna (nee DeFelice) Canci’s eight children. To Josephine, family was everything. When she wasn’t cooking or baking pizzelles for them she would often be found crocheting. She became known for her many baby blankets. She had a special place in her heart for her many babies and Nana would tenderly hold them in a loving embrace every chance she got. Birthdays were always special for Josephine.  You could always count on receiving a card from Aunt Jo.


     Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing 9-10A.M. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the Ruffenach Funeral Home, 4900 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30A.M. at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill. Interment will be private for the immediate family at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers donation St. Jude Children Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 36101-9908 would be appreciated.



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Michelle Mirigliano McCurdy
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
To Carmella, Carole and Family,

Steve and I wish to send our deepest sympathies for the loss of Aunt Jo. She was such a special lady. I remember when I was younger and visited Aunt Jo she was always so welcoming and always had something ready to serve us. Upon leaving she always snuck some coins or bills into my hand. She was like a magician, I never saw where the money came from, but there was always something in my hand. She will be missed. I'm sure she is happy to be reunited with Uncle Frank and all her siblings. Love Michelle and Steve McCurdy

Flavia Cugini
   Posted Sat March 27, 2021
Josephine was a special pen pal to Jesse and I. She always sent love and prayers to our whole family in her many letters and cards. It was a wonderful day when my son's and I had the pleasure of meeting Josephine. She had a rare warmth of personality and a beauty of character that left a lasting impression on all who met her. May Josephine rest in peace.

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