YOUNGSTOWN Josephine N. Forde, 90, formerly of Girard, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
She was born June 3, 1923, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Agnone Naples.
Josephine was a violinist in the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and worked as a bookkeeper at Syro Steel Company for 20 years, retiring in 1989.
Josephine N. Forde
Survivors include her husband, Frank; children, Dr. Anthony A. Forde of Brecksville, Dr. Andrew A. Forde of Hudson, Mary Jo Allen of Willoughby and Francine Burke of Avon Lake; sister, Antoinette Hutson of Toledo; brothers, Ralph Naples of Hubbard, and Carmen Naples of Poland; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Her grandson, Frank Forde Allen; sisters, Carmel Curtin, Magdalene Acklin; and brother, Dr. F. John Naples preceded her in death.
Family and friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. A Mass of a Christian Burial will be noon Friday at St. Rose Church, preceded by a prayer service at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be held in Calvary Cemetery.