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Josephine 'Jo' Funaro of Harrisburg

updated: 2/14/2019 2:05 PM

Josephine "Jo" Funaro, 77, of Harrisburg, died at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Father Steven Beatty will officiate.

She was born on June 16, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Thomas and Theresa (Cervera) Cavaliere.

She married Anthony Funaro Sr. in 1959 and he preceded her in death in 1996.

Jo did many things during her lifetime. She volunteered at Lutheran Family Services, was a foster parent for many years and most people knew her from her time at Walmart or Family Dollar.

Jo was also a member of the Harrisburg Town & Country Lions and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Harrisburg.

She is survived by her daughter, Angel (Keith Turner) Ferrel of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Michael (Serena) Ferrel, Anntoinette (Cody) Underwood and Anthony (Amber) Funaro III; five great-grandchildren, Isaiah Underwood, Brianna Funaro, Zechariah Underwood, T.J. Funaro and Jeremiah Underwood; a sister, Louise Paone of Brooklyn, New York; a daughter-in-law, Nina Sherrod; a former son-in-law, Randy Ferrel; a special niece, Theresa "Tisa" (Phillip) Hunt; special friends Linda and Gary Wisdom; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and her companion Peanut.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anthony Funaro Sr.; a son, Anthony Funaro Jr.; a daughter, Gina Funaro; and several brothers and sisters.