Josephine Pastore Bizzoco, retired school secretary

May 9, 2013

Beloved neighbor and friend, Josephine Pastore Bizzoco, 94, of Dagsboro, formerly of Glen Echo Heights, Md., died Saturday, April 27, 2013, of complications resulting from pneumonia, in Atlantic Shores care facility, Millsboro.

Mrs. Bizzoco was born April 7, 1919, and grew up in East Harlem, New York City, daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Amoroso Pastore. She is preceded by her late husband, Felix F. Bizzoco, also of New York City. As a young girl Mrs. Bizzoco was an exceptional student, graduating from high school at the age of 16 with a medal in French. She entered the work force as a secretary at the height of the Great Depression.

She met her future husband in 1940 and they were married in 1944 just prior to his being sent to the Philippines as part of the Philippine Liberation Army. Upon his return to the United States, they settled in Washington, D.C., where they lived until their retirement in 1979. After raising their two children, Mrs. Bizzoco went to work as a library assistant and school secretary in the Montgomery County, Md. elementary school system, from which she also retired in 1979. In 1980 they moved to Dagsboro where they lived. Mrs. Bizzoco was a member of the St Michael’s Catholic Church in Georgetown.

She is survived by her children, Francis (Frank) Bizzoco and Susan (Sue) Quintana also of Dagsboro; grandchildren, Andrew Quintana, Daniel Bizzoco and Dominic Bizzoco; and great-grandchildren Daniella Bizzoco and Alexander Quintana.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday May 14, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South, 100 Patriots Way, Millsboro. She will join her husband in the veterans cemetery.

Instead of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS  66675-8541.