During these very trying times we at Donohue Cecere Funeral Home want to assure you that we have taken every precaution to provide a safe environment for you and your loved ones. Our location is cleaned and sanitized daily and we continue to follow best practices for social distancing and safety.
In accordance with Executive Order 202.17 (which requires any individual over age two, and able to medically tolerate a face-covering, be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place) we are required to follow this mandate or risk being shut down; therefore, all individuals entering our funeral home will be asked to wear a face mask or cloth face covering.
As of the latest update we are able to offer limited visitation periods in the funeral home for family and friends up to 25 people per session. Please be mindful when visiting during these sessions to limit the amount of time spent at the funeral home. This will give the opportunity for other family and friends to visit.
Josephine's family has requested religious services to be held privately. Please join her family via live stream on the link below, starting at 10:00 AM.
April 21, 1942 – January 30, 2021
Affectionately known as “Bee” (Aunt Bee)
Josephine Grant was born on April 21, 1942 in Bamboo, St. Ann’s, Jamaica, WI. She was the sixth of eleven children born to the late Joseph and Louise Rumble. The wife of the late Roy G. Grant. Josephine attended Bamboo All Age School and later attended dressmaking school. She immigrated to London, England at the young age of nineteen in 1961. It was there that she met the love of her life. They had four beautiful children Angela, Richard, Joan and Leroy. Josephine attended cosmetology school in Yonkers, New York in 1971 and then returned to England. She worked from home as a hairstylist and dressmaker so she could care for her children. Like all mothers she was very protective of her children no matter how old they were. In 1981 Josephine immigrated to the United States with her family. She chose a new career path and went to school to become a certified nursing assistant. She worked full time at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Not only did she work full-time at North Shore but, she was also a private duty nurse and continued dressmaking. She was a master seamstress and there was nothing that she could not sew. From uniforms to designing the most stylish wedding gowns and dresses for family and friends. Josephine was a woman of God, her faith was unwavering and strong. She was a member of the Church of the Advent in Westbury. Everyone looked forward to her cornmeal pudding and rice and peas at the annual church Strawberry Fair. She loved planting flowers along the walkway of the church with her daughter, Joan. When she was in the land she loved “Jamaica”, she attended St. Augustine's Church in St. James. She looked forward to spending the winter months in Jamaica each year. She would busy herself with gardening and maintaining her home there. She took pride in the flowers, fruits and vegetables in her garden. If you ever had a conversation with her she would be quick to tell you a story of what she reaped from her garden. No weeds were found in her garden because she would never let them grow. Josephine would tell you like it is. Her favorite expression was “I don’t play”. She loved her family and enjoyed family gatherings with her children and grandchildren. The family looked forward to her rum cake and sorrel for the holidays. She also had two(2) beautiful birds that she loved and would scold them just as she would a child when they made too much noise. She was a generous individual and would help anyone who needed help. She never stopped sending barrels down to Jamaica and would always have something for everyone. We are left with so many wonderful memories of a remarkable woman. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Her memory will live on in all our hearts forever. She will be dearly missed. We love you but God loves you more. Josephine is survived by her sisters: Gen, Ruby, Tiney, Joy and Cherry, Aunt: Daisy, children: Angela, Richard, Joan and Leroy, sons in law: Donovan, Tony J, Daughter in Law: Pam, grandchildren: Jabari, Christina, Kadeem, (Elia) , Kyle, Malik, Jamila, Kyarra and Omar, great grandchildren: Kaylee and Adrian, nieces, nephews, family and friends too numerous to mention.
May Josephine rest in peace
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 2/13/2021 at 10:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time.
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