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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Mary of the Assumption
Thursday December 10th, 2015

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Josephine D. King

Josephine "Jodie" D. King Died on Sunday December 6, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Utica, NY in 1911, she was pre-deceased by her husband of 67 years, Col. Laurence T. King and a daughter Josephine"Bambi" King. She also had 5 brothers and sisters: Domenic DiPollina, Ida Lontoc, Ann McCall, Victoria Bellucci and Constantine Dipollina. Throughout her long life, Josephine was also a matriarch of several nieces and nephews: Thomas, Regina and Joseph Bellucci, Theresa McCall and Ronald Steele.  She is also survived by several grandnieces and nephews.


Col. King and Jodie spent 30 years of military service traveling the world, retiring in Utica, NY. After her husband's death in 2001, Jodie moved to Buffalo and was a resident of the Greenfields Lutheran Adult Community in Lancaster for 13 years. Jodie was deeply religious woman and touched the world with peace and love in every day that she lived. She will be missed by her family and friends, not only for the example she set in the world, but also the joy and happiness she brought to every life she ever touched.


A mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Mary's on the Hill in Lancaster, on Thursday December 10, 2015. at 10:00 A.M. There will be no calling hours and Josephine will be buried in Waterville, NY with her husband and daughter. Donations can be made to the Greenfields Lutheran Adult Community in her memory. Arrangements by Bentz Funeral Service Inc. New Hartford, NY and Hills Funeral Chapel, S. Dayton, NY



I had the pleasure of knowing and serving Mrs. King for 10 years at Greenfields! She truly made every single day at work enjoyable.. When you were in her presence, you felt joy and peace. She was the the sweetest, most loving and faithful person I have ever met! I will always remember how excited she was for me about my wedding "on the farm". We will take it one day at a time, deer sweet Jodie, just like you taught us.

Kim Christensen Dec 8 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Josephine King

Dan and Bette DiStasio Dec 7 2015 12:00 AM