Brattleboro- Josephine R. “Josie” Crosby, 87, of Fairground Road, a native of Brattleboro died Friday night, May 11, 2018 at Pine Heights following a period of declining health.
Josie was born in Brattleboro on August 25, 1930, the daughter of Oscar and Louise Rupprecht. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro graduating from Brattleboro High School, Class of 1948.
She had been employed for Café Services at the Academy School for many years and previously worked at the former Giant Store where she held the position of department manager. Josie also had been employed at the Holstein-Friesian Association and in her younger years worked at Latchis Theater and The Cotton Mill.
A devout Catholic, she was a lifelong communicant of Saint Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Ave Maria Council #128.
Josie Loved being with her family. She enjoyed being active with several community organizations in Brattleboro and loved playing BINGO.
On October 4, 1948 at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro she was married to Bernard P. Crosby. Her loving and faithful husband of 63 years predeceased her on March 8, 2012.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Crosby of Dalton, NH and Steven Crosby of Westford, VT, three daughters, Priscilla Galaske of Brattleboro, Jean Weidman of Middlebury and Mary Ann Lagerberg of Chesterfield.
Additionally, she leaves eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother, Oscar, and two sisters, Leona and Louise.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Justin Baker, pastor, celebrant.
Committal Rites and burial will follow in Dummerston Center Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Josie’s name may be made to Brigid’s Kitchen, 48 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
To sign an on-line register book with messages of e-condolence to the family please visit www.atamaniuk.com.