Josephine Lee Ochiato, 96, passed away Feb. 16, 2017. Left to cherish her memory are son, Charles Ochiato; son-in-law, Mike Pavicich; grandson, Michael (Mia) Pavicich; four great-grandchildren, Hudson, Palmer, Andrew and Josie; beloved nieces and nephews; special great-niece, companion and caregiver, Julie Pagano; as well as special nieces, Mary Jo Pagano-Stewart and Joy Lepik. Josephine is reunited with parents, Sam and Mary Grace (Rotolo) Sedita; husband, Carl; son, Phillip; daughter, Mary Lynn Pavicich; grandson, Anthony Pavicich; two brothers, Russel (Sara) and Phil (Dorothy); three sisters, Jenny (Frank) Taulli, Lena (Charles) Genova and Lil (Nick) Taulli; and brother-in-law, Bob Perricone. Per her request, private family service and interment. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Prayer Garden, 217 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006, in her memory. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Growing up, some of my fondest memories were spending time with Grandma Jo. I always knew her with gray hair, but she always had a youthful, feisty spirit to her. While my Mom was adopted, I always felt we were truly half-Italian through the stories, humor and cooking that Grandma Jo provided us.

    In a full, long life, Grandma Jo had experienced much loss and heartache. Yet, I truly believe she never lost or questioned her faith. You could see it when she saw her Great Grandkids, Hudson and Palmer. While growing old in age, she would embrace them stare at them with a warming smile; she saw the past in them, and it brought her great joy. I wish only that our kids could have experienced the feisty side of Grandma Jo, but nonetheless, it makes me happy they got to meet their remarkable Great Grandma.

    We love and miss you.
    Michael, Mia, Hudson, Palmer

  2. We were very blessed to have shared many years with Jo. She was a big part of the family at Broadway Pharmacy, where she was loved by all. Her smile, great personality, sense of humor, and always young at heart. The stories she shared with us of her youth and her baking we will never forget. She will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Love Ron Sr., Eric and Ron Jr.

  3. My condolences, good thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all. Josephine was the best, had such a great laugh, smile and wonderful stories. She was the best help ever at work and I loved all the jokes we shared. I will never ever ever eat a lady finger that would even come close to Josephine’s. God Bless.

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