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Josephine "Josie" (Giacinto) Henderson

November 21, 1935 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Josephine Henderson Obituary

Josephine Jean Henderson

Josephine “Josie” Jean Henderson, 88, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Amherst Manor in Amherst, Ohio.

Josie was born to her loving parents, Louis and Ida (nee Izzi) Giacinto, on November 21, 1935. She was a graduate of Lorain High School. She worked at Fruehauf in the accounting department and at Lorain City Schools as a custodian and in the cafeteria for over 20 years, until retirement at the young age of “75” in 2011. She was an active member of St. Peter Parish, I.A.V. Post 1, and Silver Sneakers in Lorain.

She shared her love for food starting at a young age canning and making wine with her parents. That grew into her love for cooking and baking especially for others. Josie also loved her time outdoors from going on walks, playing tennis, riding her bicycle and trips to cedar point. She also enjoyed playing bingo and going to casinos with her sisters and son.

Josie was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ida Giacinto; sisters, Lena Haught, Pia “Judy” Vitelli, Angeline Brenner, Rose Giacinto, and Phylis Giacinto.

She is survived by her son, Joseph “JP” Giacinto formally known as Paul Henderson, and loving nieces.

Josie’s family will receive family and friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 11 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM, Fr. Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor officiating. Christian inurnment services will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain (meet at the entrance) at 2 PM. Memorial donations may be made in Josephine’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association on their website at

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January 20, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

1:00 PM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Christian Inurnment
January 22, 2024

2:00 PM
Calvary Cemetery
555 N. Ridge Rd. W.
Lorain, OH 44053


Alzheimer's Association


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