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Josephine Lazzari celebrated her century birthday April 27. She is a lifetime resident of Pittston and is the daughter of the late Ignazio and Theresa Emma. Vincent Lazzari, her husband of 27 years, died in 1963.

Josephine is the loving mother of Cataldo Lazzari and his wife, Earlene, Wilkes-Barre; the grandmother of Vincent K. Lazzari and his wife, Theresa, Hughestown, and Theresa N. Lazzari, Wilkes-Barre; and the great-grandmother of Anthony Michael Lazzar, 4, Hughestown.

She was employed as a supervisor at Consolidated Cigar Corp. before her retirement. She is a member of The Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist Church and is a member of their Altar and Rosary Society. Josephine also belongs to the Ladies of Charity, San Cataldo Society and the Blooms and Bubbles Chapter of the Red Hat Society. Josephine is an active, social person who enjoys dancing and has a great love for people, especially her family.

Josephine was given special recognition of her 100th birthday at the St. Joseph Senior and Social Club when they celebrated St. Joseph’s Day by honoring members and attendees named Joseph or Josephine. It was held at St. Joseph Marello Parish. There was a birthday party given to celebrate the occasion by the Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Evangelist Church.

The Blooms and Bubbles Chapter of the Red Hat Society honored her at their monthly meeting at the Fox Hill Country Club. On her birthday, April 27, her family held a party for family and friends at the VFW in Dupont.

Josephine was presented a citation at the City of Pittston’s council meeting naming April 27 Josephine Lazzari Day in the City of Pittston. They also presented her with a letter of congratulation from Governor Tom Corbett.

The noon Mass today, April 28, was in honor and thanksgiving for Josephine’s 100th birthday and an amazing life of a very special person.

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