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In Memoriam: Josephine “Jo” Falcone
The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of longtime Realtor Josephine “Jo” Falcone, who died at her White Plains home on Jan. 5 at the age of 84.
Falcone, known for her philanthropy and community service, was a licensed Realtor since 1984 and worked for Century 21 Wolff on Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains and was the manager of the Century 21 firm for more than 20 years. When the then Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty acquired Century 21 Wolf in 2009, she later served as the manager of Rand’s Thornwood office.
She was born March 26, 1937 in White Plains to Angelina Barilla and Sylvester (Sal) Dell’Orletta. She is preceded in death by both parents, her brothers Nicky and Dominic, as well as her husband Joseph L. Falcone. Joe and Jo met while working at a department store. After a whirlwind romance, they wed on Sept. 21, 1958, and remained married for more than 60 years.
She is survived by her children AnnaMarie Norris of White Plains, Joseph A. Falcone of Basalt, CO, Michael Falcone of White Plains and Linda Chemaly of Rocklin, CA; son in laws Charles Norris and Robert Chemaly and 10 grandchildren: Nicole, Ben, Brianna, Alexa, Michael, RJ, Michael Gene, Kyle, Christopher and Danielle.
Falcone was one of the first two female Rotarians worldwide, becoming president of the White Plains chapter in 2004. She was inducted into both the Westchester County Senior Citizens and White Plains High School Hall of Fames, served on both the Common Council and as President of the WPHS PTA, elected to two terms on the Board of Education, a member of the Glenn D. Loucks Track & Field Committee, and Tiger Fans Committee. She also served as the director of the WPHS Bengalettes and Tigerettes dance teams and hosted two local TV shows.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8th from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home, Inc., 491 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you make donations to the following charities near and dear to Jo’s heart: Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track and Field Games Inc., The Friends of White Plains Public Library, The Rotary Club of White Plains and Slatercenter.org.