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Josephine A. Ferrara

August 9, 1937 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 82)


Josephine A Ferrara, 82, has been reunited in death with her beloved husband, Carl and daughter, Jeanna on November 13, 2019. She was born on August 9, 1937 to the late John and Lavina (Applegate) Joseph in New Jersey.

Josephine married Carl Ferrara on March 17, 1956 in New Jersey. Carl preceded her in death on June 20, 2003. Josephine loved her pets. She fostered pets from animal shelters in Texas and volunteered much of her time to Last Paw Rescue in Tomah. Josephine enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.

Josephine is survived by her children, Dorothy (Robert) Neilland, of Sparta; Linda (Jim) Clough, of MN; and Theresa Cardilla, of NV; her sister, Helen Johnson, of NJ; 13grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; parents, John and Lavina; and a daughter, Jeanna Ferrara.

Per Josephine’s wishes, a private family service is being held. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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