January 20, 1939 - March 25, 2022
Josephine Snow Molinelli passed away suddenly at home while surrounded by family on March 25, 2022 at the age of 83. She was born on January 20, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to immigrant parents, the late John and Guadalupe Snow. She lived the early part of her life in the Bay Ridge neighborhood, where she attended Saint Anselm’s School and created lifelong friendships. In the early 1950s, the Snow family relocated to Staten Island, where Josephine attended New Dorp High School. Known then as a jokester and a scholar, Josephine also played several sports in high school. Throughout her life, Josephine maintained a strong connection to her mother’s native Mexico through frequent travels and a large, vibrant family that welcomed her with open arms. Upon graduating high school, Josephine lived briefly in Mexico City with her late cousin Magdalena and tia Josefina, for whom she was named. Upon returning to New York, she enjoyed working at a bank in Manhattan and for Mexican company Fundidora as a bilingual secretary, and became reconnected with the man who would eventually become her husband, Robert Molinelli. They dated on and off for 7 years as she followed her other love: world travel. She was inspired by experiencing new places and loved to learn of each locale’s, unique culture and cuisine. When she returned from a long trip to Europe, she became engaged to Robert Molinelli and they married on October 1, 1966. Robert and Josephine went on to have three children: Patricia, Michele, and Stephen, who they raised in their home in Eltingville, where she lived out the rest of her life. She supported her kids as a stay at home mom and achieved her goal of obtaining a college degree after giving birth to her third child. She was a faithful Catholic and an avid member of Holy Child’s Parish, where she taught at the pre-school, belonged to the Rosary Alter Society, and engaged in many other supporting roles. She enjoyed spending time at Richmond County Yacht Club with her husband and kids. She wore many hats there, as she served in the Women’s Auxiliary. She also forged many friendships, which she cherished well into her senior years. She enjoyed a brief career as a sales agent for V.I.P. Real Estate. She had also been an active member of AARP and a part of the Women’s auxiliary in Richmond Town. A new chapter began when her daughter Michele married Richard La Pointe, who she grew to love like a son. It brought her great joy to see her son, Stephen, marry Kelly Galloway and begin a family of their own, and to see her daughter, Patricia, become Dr. Molinelli. Josephine has six grandchildren: Andrea, Ashley, Nicholas, Andrew, Elizabeth, and Matthew. She loved her grandchildren dearly and spent any moment possible with them. She enjoyed many road trips, playing games with them and going on annual trips to the scarecrow festival at Peddler’s Village as well as sharing many special moments in Point Pleasant Beach, which she always found appropriately named. She relished in their many accomplishments. She always loved to share the stories of her life and her interests in all things history, theatre, food and about those she loved. She truly enjoyed sharing stories of her life and experiences, especially her travels to Russia, Egypt, Israel, Prague, England, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France and, of course, her beloved Mexico. She made everyone around her smile and laugh. She held her friends and family close all her life. Donations in Josephine's name can be made to the American Diabetes Association. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, New York. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at Holy Child Church located at 4747 Amboy Road Staten Island, New York 10312. Interment will be in Moravian Cemetery.
Josephine Snow Molinelli passed away suddenly at home while surrounded by family on March 25, 2022 at the age of 83. She was born on January 20, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to immigrant parents, the late John and Guadalupe Snow. She lived the early... View Obituary & Service Information
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