JOSEPHINE CIARCIA, of Aurora. July 20, 1910 – April 4, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Tony; loving mother of Emanuel (Eleanor) Ciarcia of Aurora and the late Nanette (the late Don) Albano; cherished grandmother of Sherri Hostetler, Nick (Theresa) Ciarcia, Carolyn (Dan) Doolan, and the late Anthony Ciarcia; dear great grandmother of Michelle Albano and Taylor and Broc Hostetler. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday April 8, 10AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 342 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora. Interment Aurora Cemetery. Family will visit with friends at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON FROM 5-8 PM TUESDAY.
Josephine was born in Catana, Sicily, and helped her parents on the family farm until she made her way to America with her new husband, Tony in 1928. They settled in Aurora in 1946 and ran the Grandview Motel and Restaurant across from Geauga Lake. She was an excellent cook and made everything fresh, including her own pasta. She and her husband were avid horsemen and owned numerous race horses at Northfield Park. She resided at Aurora Manor for the past twelve years. There she gained many friends and was thankful for the care they provided.