Josephine J. Marra
Josephine J. Marra, age 96 of West Long Branch, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Jersey Shore Hospital in Neptune. Josephine was born in Bronx, NY and had lived in Long Branch before moving to West Long Branch 31 years ago. She was a self-employed seamstress, a personal chef for the priests at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch and worked for a defense plant in Linden during WWII as a Rosie the Riveter.
Surviving are her son, Gregory Marra and his wife Susan; her daughter, Diane Marra Roxey and her husband Robert; 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Marion and Gary Uyeyama, Tamie and Joe Critelli, April Marra and her husband Kevin Guzman and Robert Roxey, Jr.; and 3 great grandchildren, Jacob, Rosemarie and Joseph, Jr.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 131 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.