Obituary of Josephine A. E. Candidi
Josephine(Joie) A. E. Candidi (nee Hayward), 91, of Hubbard, Ohio, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
Joie was born November 3, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late John E. Hayward and Josephine Sabatino. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Louis John Candidi, whom she married on August 24, 1947, two brothers Mark Hayward and John Hayward and a beloved grandchild, Vanessa Marino Sedalis. She is survived by her three children, Oblate of the Sacred Heart, Sister Joyce Candidi, Mark (Carole) Candidi, and Debra Ann (Vincent) Marino. She is survived by her devoted grandsons, Mark (Jen), Joseph (Jolyne), Paul and Daniel Candid and Vincent (Christina) Marino, Jr. and great grandchildren Philip and Chase Sedalis, Yori Candidi and Vincent III, Joseph, Luca and Rocco Marino.
Joie was happily married for almost seventy years. During that time she raised her children in the faith, and was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She was an active member of the Legion of Mary. She had a most tender love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed being with them whenever possible. She was their beloved mom mom. She considered her Catholic Faith as her greatest gift. She had a great devotion to the Rosary and St. Joseph. She carried on the family tradition from her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, by celebrating the St. Joseph Table every March 19th. She carefully taught her children and other family members to carry on this 150 year old family practice. She was a talented professional hair stylist in her earlier years and in her senior years she enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, painting, sewing and cooking.
Joie spent the last two years of her life living with the Oblate Sisters. She relished every minute and insisted on participating in all of the convent religious practices, such as Holy Mass, Rosary, Adoration, Liturgy of the Hours, etc. She was always available to help answer the phone, cut vegetables, or assist with any need. Joie and Lou were members of the Oblate Sisters Cinquanta Club and Auxiliary, a practice she continued until her death. She enjoyed watching old movies while she kept her hands busy. She loved playing cards, dominoes, and all sorts of games. Joie was warm, fun, witty, comforting, tender, loyal, loving and generous. She was a gift to all who knew and loved her. May God grant her eternal rest!
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Oblate Sisters and sent to 50 Warner Road, Hubbard, Ohio 44425. Or donate on www.oblatesistersofshj.com.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Josephine's viewing on Thursday evening, 6:00 - 8:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 - 9:30 AM in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, 10:30 AM at Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Avenue, Mullica Hill, NJ. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ, alongside her beloved husband and other family members.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be in Josephine's Name to the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (her daughter, Sister Joyce's religious community), 50 Warner Road, Hubbard, OH 44425 or at their website: www.oblatesistersofshj.com.
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