Josephine (Josie) Purpura Burch

Josephine (Josie) Burch, 97, of the Lutheran Retirement Home, formerly of 9 Crane St., Jamestown, N.Y., joined her family in heaven on May 29, 2013.

Josie was born March 25, 1916, the daughter of Matthew and Calogera (Carrie) Schiebetta Purpura. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, who loved her dearly.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Burch; sisters: Ida Moretti, Grace Trusso and Mary Passamonte; and three brothers: Carl, Anthony and James Purpura Sr.

The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor of St. James Catholic Church, will hold a graveside service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 2 p.m.

Arrangements are being made by Falconer Funeral Home. Visit our website at to light a candle in remembrance.