GARFIELD, N.J. -- Josephine "Pina" Cosentino, of Garfield, died Nov. 10. She was 78.
Born in Licata, Sicily-Italy, in 1938, she lived there for 22 years before emigrating to the United States in 1960, living in Lodi for 11 years and settling in Garfield 45 years ago. In Italy, she was a doctoral student of biology at the University of Palermo, and after raising her family, she worked in the retail industry, becoming the manager of Country Sophisticates in Paramus, and retiring from Lord & Taylor in Paramus. She was a parishioner of Mt. Virgin Church in Garfield.
She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore; parents, Onofrio and Maria Angela Bona; and brothers, Paolo and Vincenzo Bona.
She is survived by her children, Maria Cosentino, Frank (Christian) Cosentino, Deborah (Daniel) Rigoglioso, Stephanie Cosentino, and Salvatore (Heather) Cosentino; grandchildren, Daniel, Julian, Victoria, Alexa, and Olivia; and siblings, Antonio (Olivia) Bona, Rosario (Carmelina) Bona, Angelo (Rosaria) Bona, Carmelina LoDestro, and Melina (Giuseppe) Mule.
Visiting will be from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield. The funeral is Monday, arriving at the funeral home at 9 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, 188 MacArthur Ave., Garfield. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saddle Brook.