Josephine "Nana" Griffo

March 31, 1931 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 89)


Josephine "Nana" Griffo, 90, of Steubenville died Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Trinity West. She was  born March 31, 1931 in Dillonvale. She is the daughter of the late Pasquale and Josephine Marino. She is also preceded in death by her husband John Griffo of 42 years who passed in 1992; brothers Bill, Frank, Mike and Jim. Sisters Maryann Koelling, Dorothy Myers and Esther Adams.

She leaves behind daughters Marilyn (Bill) Owens, Patty (Ace) Flaherty and Nancy (Donald) Gundrum; brothers Bob and Pat;  grandchildren; Amy (Dave) Ford, Jason (Rosa )Gundrum, Kerry (Dennis) Fitzgibbons, Brian Owens, Dawnel (Ronnie) Dayton, Mathew Flaherty, Tracey Flaherty and nine great-grandchildren.

Josephine was a hard worker her whole life, she worked in the Tin Mill in Weirton and in Peoples Drug Store. She also worked in Housekeeping at Ohio Valley Hospital and for Mascalino Paint and Wallpaper for many years. After retiring she still cleaned for Seletti Apartments and painted or wallpapered for anyone who needed it. Josephine was the toughest, bravest, strongest and most stubborn lady you'll ever meet. BUT She was also the funniest, craziest, most ornery and caring person. If you needed something she would do all she could to make sure you got it. A wedding cake made, a ride somewhere, your kids babysat, your living room painted or house cleaned. Plus,She could put a party together in three phone calls. She was awesome and was the leader of the pack. She was the life of the party. She swore like a sailor, could drink you under the table and really cut a rug. If you knew her you know that she is up at the Pearly Gates telling St. Peter a dirty joke and bribing him with a bag of pizzelles while trying to grab his butt. Cancer did not know who it was messing with, but she sure did give it a run for its money. We're sure Heaven is due for a fresh paint job anyways. So look out here she comes!

Calling hours will be Friday from 3-6 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. A funeral liturgy with Mass will be Saturday at Noon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Fr. Tom Nau will celebrate. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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February 12, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mosti Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel
4435 Sunset Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43953

Funeral Mass
February 13, 2021

12:00 PM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
200 Rosemont Ave.
Steubenville, OH 43952

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