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Updated: 04/30/2014 08:00:05AM

Josephine A. Bellino

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Josephine A. Bellino

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Josephine Alba Bellino (nee Mendolia), age 101, of Venice, Fla., died Friday, April 25, 2014.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., lived in New Jersey and moved to Venice, Fla., in 1973.

Josephine was the beloved wife of Charles S. Bellino, who preceded her in death. She is survived by a devoted family: daughters Marian (Sam) Sellers of Venice, Fla., and Charlotte Gaskill and son-in-law Jerry of California; grandchildren JoAnn Swindell, Michael McCusker, Karen Sloan, Marlene Walker, John McCusker and Laura Hickman; 18 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.

Josephine was a charter member and was active in the Venice Italian American Club; was former member of the South Venice Garden Club; was an avid card player; and had no equal in the kitchen. All who knew her will miss this lovely and gracious lady.

Services: Visitation will be held Friday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home, with services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Venice Memorial Gardens.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.