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Josephine “Josie” (Mercurio) Toscano

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Of Revere. Formerly of Saugus and East Boston, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Toscano. Loving aunt of Cecelia Duggan of Saugus, James F. Samms of Lynn and the late Robert J. Samms, Cecelia Serio and Elizabeth Gidare. Dear sister of the late Catherine “Kay” Samms, Marian Grande, Ralph, William, Salvatore and Frank Mercurio. Stepmother to Barbara (Toscano) Luisi of Reading and the late Patty Toscano of Lynn. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Josie will be sorely missed by her good friends at the Prospect House in Revere.

Family and friends honored Josephine’s life by gathering on Monday, September 18th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals and again Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to the Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

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