Josephine DellaPorta (nee Emmi), age 97, passed peacefully on May 17, 2017. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Josephine received her Bachelor's Degree from Temple University and her Master's Degree from Indiana University. Josephine moved to Glassboro in 1952 and began teaching at Glassboro High School where she taught French, Spanish and mainly English. She retired in the late 1980's after 32 years of teaching. Josephine has lived in Turnersville since her retirement. She was an active member of Calvary Hill Church in Glassboro and a member of the NEA.
Survived by her daughters Mary Louise (Giorgio) Boldizzoni, Fran Charles, grandchildren Julie (Diego) Bratelli, Matteo (Floriana) Boldizzoni, Leslie (Matt) Kaiser, great grandchildren Sofia and Stephano Bratelli and sister Louise DellaPorta.
Friends may greet the family on Wednesday after 9:30am in Calvary Hill Church, 535 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ. Memorial service will be at 11am. Contributions may be made to the Food Bank of South Jersey, 1501 John Tipton Blvd, Pennsauken, NJ 08110-2303. Memories may be shared at www.kelleyfhpitman.com.