Josephine Ann Smith entered in to rest on Thursday, February 14, 2013 in San Ramon, California. Josephine went peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Josephine was born in New Britain, Connecticut on June 22, 1921. Her parents immigrated from Palermo, Sicily where she was one of 9 children. Josephine was raised in Port Chester, New York and moved to Oakland, California in 1949. She married George Nelson and relocated to Fremont, California in 1962 where they raised their 2 children. She was widowed in 1968 and remarried three years later to Melvin Smith. They were married for 35 years. Josephine was employed at Mervyns Dept Store in Fremont for 25 years Josephine was preceeded in death by her husband Francis. She is survived by her Son, Robert Nelson, her Daughter Suzanne Nelson, her 5 Grandchildren, Tyler Nelson, Alexis Nelson, Trent Nelson, Christian Nelson and Hayden Nelson. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on February 21st held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels at 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, California. Followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre

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  1. Dear Robert, Suzanne and families,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful and wonderful mother. She was such a warm lady with a huge heart and wit that just wouldn’t stop. She always had a way of making you feel welcomed and special.

    I know that she will be remembered so lovingly and fondly by your family and I pray that those memories comfort you.

    With love to you all,

    Cheryl Nelson Bailey

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  2. Dear Bobby and Suzi,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She’s now comfortably in heaven with my mom whom she loved dearly. God bless you both and your families in your time of sorrow.
    Frankie and Nancy

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  3. Robert and family,
    We are sad to hear of the loss of your Mom. Allow this difficult time to give you closure and fill your heart with only loving memories.
    Blessings,
    The Liebhardt family (Brent and family, Janet and family, and Ernie)

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