The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

November 18, 2013

Josephine ā€˜Jā€™ Elizabeth Santilli

Notre Dame member was born in West Virginia

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- — Mrs. Santilli was born June 20, 1920, in Coalton, W.Va., to  Louis and Phyllis Marrotti Frank.

A homemaker, she was a member of Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.

Josephine loved to sew and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Anthony Santilli, whom she married June 21, 1947, passed away Feb. 5, 1997.

Surviving are: three daughters, Tulia Bretz, Hubbard; Phyllis Spetar and her husband George, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Marie Lonsinger, Hermitage; a son, Peter J. Santilli and his wife Lynda, Hermitage; seven grandchildren, Peter A. Santilli, George A. Spetar, Nicole Bracken, Michael Santilli, Kelly Carano, Danielle Ashley and Jenna Lonsinger; and five great-grandchildren, Cade Spetar, Jackson Ashley, Cole Spetar, Christian Spetar and Emily Bracken.

Besides her husband, Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Frank and Clara Lancas; and two brothers, Michael and Patsy Frank.


Mrs. Anthony (Josephine “J” Elizabeth), 93, of 193 Rexford Drive, Hermitage.

Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (11-20-13) and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday (11-21-13) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign a guestbook at

Service: Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, with the Rev. Jeffery J. Noble, pastor, as celebrant.

Entombment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.