Josephine Rapone, known by Jo or Pina by friends and family, died on March 22, 2017 at the age of 98. Born July 31, 1918 in North Branford, CT, she lived in her childhood home for 79 years before moving to Burlington, VT. After high school in New Haven, she worked at assorted jobs and helped on her parent's farm. She loved to garden and raise animals. People flocked to her roadside stand on Twin Lakes Road to buy fruit, asparagus, flowers and vegetables. She was extraordinarily talented, dabbling in many crafts, and an avid reader. She volunteered until age 85. She is predeceased by her parents Pietro and Domenica Rivaldi and her husband Anthony Rapone. She leaves behind daughters, Anita Rapone and Patricia Green, grandchildren, Kevin Green, Jeffrey Green, Ana Maria Simpson and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral mass will be in Burlington on May 1.
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