Gruttadauria, Josephine

March 3, 2015

Beloved daughter of the late Luigi and Margaret Gentile. Devoted Mother of Mary Martir and Anthony Gentile. Cherished Grandmother of Alex Martir, Michael Martir and Emilio C. DiFranco. Loving sister of Lucy Nardone and Pat “Sonny” Gentile. Fond aunt to Maria, Louis D., Margaret, Phyllis, Mary, John, Louis G., Joseph, Michael, Ronald, JoAnn and Toni. Survived by many other beloved family members and generations of former students she taught at P.S. 58 to whom she was known as “Mrs. G.”
Family will be greeting visitors on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Scotto Funeral Home, Brooklyn.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen RC Church, 125 Summit Street, Brooklyn.
Burial to follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.


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Kathleen Tsukamoto
9 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Sally Bell
9 years ago

I cherish the years that Mrs. G was my para at 58. She was such a great helper with the kids. Not to mention what a help she was to me. All those para’s are now having a great time in heaven. I am so sorry for your loss.

Mary Martir
9 years ago

Momma, I love you and miss you. You have taught me to have integrity and compassion. You will always be in my heart.

Bridget & Anthony Morabito
9 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. I was hoping weather was better so we could come to the services.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Mary Schirripa
9 years ago

I would like to extend my deepest
sympathy.Mrs. G was my para my
first year as a classroom teacher.
I have so many fun memories of
Josie. May she rest in peace. I am
so sorry for your loss. I was unable
to attend the wake because of the

The Boyle Family
9 years ago

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. She was a sweetheart and will be missed.

Anthony Gentile
9 years ago

Mom, I’ve been too distraught since your passing to sit down and describe my thoughts over losing you. Then I realized that we need to invent new words to truly capture the sadness I feel so I will not even try. You will forever be with me in spirit. You always stressed the importance of reading and education and that is why I am the person I am today. It is because you taught me to believe in myself and stand up for others that I conduct myself as I do. “Mrs. G.” may no longer be among us but she lives on in the thoughts and memories of her children and other family members, as well as all the residents of Carroll Gardens (“Red Hook”) who knew and loved her. I am sure your “Fra Fra” misses his “Pepina.” I know you are up in heaven playing with the babies, petting the dogs and puppies, talking to the cats, and teaching the children. I hope to see you again someday…not too soon but soon enough.
Your son, Anthony

Susan Forte
9 years ago

Anthony and Mary, you gave your mom a truly beautiful farewell. It was evident that the photographs, flower arrangements, and prayer cards were displayed with love and care. I really enjoyed spending time with your mom and one of my fondest memories is when we spoke about the bingo games she played at the Senior Center. I giggled and giggled when I learned that toilet paper was the jackpot prize. The notion of toilet paper surely entertained us and we agreed that toilet paper was the most practical bingo prize EVER!
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Josephine will be greatly missed and my thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. I am here anytime, day or night, if you need me.

Joe Masefield
9 years ago

It was my great pleasure to know Josephine Gruttadauria, a very gracious and warmhearted woman who was my neighbor on President Street. I recall every meeting with her as a happy memory, and equally so when my mother and she would meet on President Street and have a lively and cheerful talk and visit. She was also Mrs. G to my son Michael at P.S.58, and he recalls that time and Mrs. G’s kindhearted help very happily. Josephine Gruttadauria was an extraordinary woman, yet she related to everyone in a cheerful down-to-earth way that was both pleasant and meaningful. She was very special indeed, and I extend my sympathy and condolences to Anthony and her family and all who knew and loved her, reminding us all how greatly Josephine’s good will and compassion enriched our lives, creating a loving bond that is everlasting.
Joe Masefield
April 27,2015 at 3:25 pm

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