From the Winthrop Sun Transcript:
Seamstress in Garment Industry
Josephine (Cardello) Simili of Revere died at the Chelsea Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on March 16, after a long illness. She was 72 years old.
Mrs. Simili was born in the town of Mineo, Siciliy, Italy. She came to this country in 1966, settling in Revere and, until her health began to fail, she worked for more than 20 years as a seamstress in Boston’s Garment Industry. She was homemaker and a member of the International Ladies Garment Union of America.
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Salvatore Simili, and her children, Anna B. Kulakowski and her husband, Kerry C., of Revere and Maria G. (Simili) Croteau and her husband, John E., of Danvers. She was the grandmother of Sandra L. and Caitlyn A. Kulakowsi, both of Revere; sister of Lena Sarnacchiaro and Gino Cardello, both of Winthrop and Joseph Cardello of Revere. She is also survived by her aunt, Marianna Bucchieri, and her husband, Salvatore, of Revere and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, March 21, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, P.O. Box 1208, Fort Son, GA 31808 or to “America Needs Fatima” P.O. Box 341, Hanover, PA 17331.