Josephine Carletta Spring

NORTH UTICA — Mrs. Josephine Carletta Spring, 82, of N. Utica passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011, in the comfort of her daughter’s home with her loving family by her side.

Josephine was born in Rome on October 4, 1928, the daughter of Rosario and Josephine (Alou) Carletta, and received her education in Rome schools. On July 11, 1953, Josephine married Francis P. Spring at St. John The Baptist Church in Rome, a blessed union of 57 years until Francis’ death in October 2010. For 35 years, Josephine was employed with the Yahnundasis Golf and Country Club in New Hartford until her retirement. She later worked as a teacher’s assistant with Seymour School and John F. Kennedy School. She was an avid bowler and golfer and attended St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church in Utica.

Mrs. Spring is survived by her loving and devoted daughter and son-in-law, Donna Jo and Robert Oderkirk of N. Utica; two cherished grandchildren, Jessica Dunn and Kevin Dunn both of N. Utica; two sisters, Nina Pettinelli and Grace Madonia, both of Rome; one brother, Angelo Carletta of Westmoreland; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

In keeping with Josephine’s wishes, there are no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Spring’s funeral Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica, NY 13502. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Yorkville. Those wishing to make a donation in Josephine’s memory, please consider Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.

Mrs. Spring’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jerry Sloan and his staff and the Staff of Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., especially Melissa Rogers for the wonderful care and compassion that was given to Josephine.

Arrangements entrusted to Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., N. Utica.

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