Josephine Alexander


May 15, 1922 - December 25, 2017

Josephine Alexander (nee LaMarca) 95, died December 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Alexander; loving mother of James (Sharon), Joanna Baranek (Thomas) and Vera Glazer (Neil); dear grandmother of Lara Trudell (Lance), Jimmy (Megan), Michael Baranek, Michelle Rossman (Raymond III) and Joel Glazer (Brea Furman); great-grandmother of Cory and Lily Rossman; fond sister of Jack LaMarca, Angela Gabriel and the late Carmela Saraniti, Charles LaMarca, Joseph LaMarca, and Thomas LaMarca; aunt, great-aunt, and cherished friend of many. Josephine loved people. She moved many times in her life, but quickly found great, new friends, always adapting to her new life with the attitude of “get up, dress up, and show up.” Therefore, she leaves many, many dear friends whom she danced with, played scrabble and bingo with, and prayed with. But most of all she loved her family. She said any day where she saw one of her children, it was a “red-letter day”.

Service will be on Friday, December 29 at 9:30 am at the funeral home and 10:00 am at St. Monica Church. The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Rd. (2 Blocks South of Rockside) on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.


December 22, 1917 - February 1, 2016

Frances C. Alexander (nee Parasiliti); passed into heavenly peace early on February 1st.

Beloved wife of Leo (deceased); Dearest mother of Mark (Kathy), and Jeff (Shari); Loving grandmother of Mark, Brad, Aimee (Ben), Joe (Hilary), Heather, and Melanie; Great grandmother of Alexandra, Christopher, Nathan, Noah, and Caitlyn; beloved sister of Sam Parasiliti, Mary Hoch, Rose Withrow and the following deceased: Sebastian, Carmelo, Tony, Louis, Robert, Martin, and Ignazio. Frances was the matriarch of her large family. She was a second mother to a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Mark and Jeff especially want to thank their aunts Mary and Rose and their families who lovingly cared for their mother during the last decade of her life.

Services: Saturday February 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and 10:00 a.m. at St. Monica Church. The family will receive friends at Vito-Nero Funeral Home 6130 Turney Road Garfield Hts. (two blocks south of Rockside) on Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m