JOSEPHINE “FIFI” BRESCIA
JOSEPHINE “FIFI” BRESCIA (nee Seminello) Aged 96. Preceded in death by her beloved husband
of 48 years, Tony Brush, her parents Michael and Mary Seminello, and her siblings Lena and Nicola.
Loving mother of Marie Frank (Joe) and Antonia (deceased). Treasured Nonnie of Joseph (Beth) Frank,
Michele LaPinta (Tony), Michael (Maria) Frank, and Jimmy (Holly) Frank. Devoted Great-Nonnie
of Austin Frank, Lexi Frank, Dominic LaPinta. Nicholas Frank, Nolan D. Frank, Christian Frank,
Vinnie LaPinta, Gabrielle Frank. Cherished Aunt and “Ma” to many, she had a large and
loving extended family. She always opened her heart and home to those who needed to feel welcome,
especially during the holidays. Born in Little Italy on February 11, 1920, Fifi was a lifelong member
of Holy Rosary Parish, and was a member of the St. Anthony women’s society. She served
as President of Murray Hill School PTA and was a proud member of University Lodge #192,
(PLEASE NOTE RITUAL WILL BE 2:30PM ON WEDNESDAY, MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO
MEET AT HOLY ROSARY CHURCH WITH SHUTTLES AVAILABLE TO THE FUNERAL HOME).
Fifi was National Counselor of Italian Sons and Daughters of America.
She served as mentor and friend to countless coworkers in her career. Fifi delighted in sharing
her life through storytelling and had a special passion for travel – frequently taking trips well into
her 90’s. Her infectious smile, quick wit, and ability to tell it like it is will be forever remembered
and valued by all whose lives she has touched. YOU WIN! Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am
Thursday March 31, at Holy Rosary Church, Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will
receive friends at THE VITANTONIO-PREVITE FUNERAL HOME 2110 MURRAY HILL RD.,
CLEVELAND WEDNESDAY 2-8PM.