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Josephine A. LaMorticelli Spinney
  • April 24, 1936 - February 10, 2016
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Marlborough Food Pantry
    255 Main St. Suite 115
    Marlborough, MA 01752

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“John,I was deeply saddened to hear of your mothers passing. May her memory be eternal. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Brock Romano

A Cherished Memory
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Johnson

“I worked with Josie and she was a wonderful person. She had a positive attitude and never heard her say a negative thing about anyone. You'll be...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Cathy Shaughnessy - Phenix City, AL

“Jay I am sorry about your Aunt Josephine. My hearts and prayers to you and your family. Love, David Ford ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: David Ford - Watertown, MA

“So very sorry to lose our friend and adopted Mom Josie. May she rest in peace. ❤ ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Tuccelli - Marlborough, MA

“Josie was such a special person. I worked with her many years ago and we always stayed in touch with an occasional phone call or Christmas card. ...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Diana Collins - Clinton, MA


7 of 8 | Posted by: A Friend

“So, so sorry about the loss of your mom and grandmom! What a wonderful, special lady! Cousin TJ ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: TJ Phillips - CT


Josephine A. (LaMorticelli) Spinney, 79, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital. Born in Waltham she was the daughter of the late James and Geni (Pantaleo) LaMorticelli and the wife of the late John N. Spinney, who died in 2006. A resident of Marlborough for over 50 years, Mrs. Spinney had been employed as a waitress at many local restaurants, including Andrea Restaurant, Country Villa, Giovanni's, White Cliffs and White's Corner and had a large and faithful customer following.
She was a former Religious Education teacher at St. Matthias Parish and also served as a Girl Scout troop leader. She enjoyed playing the organ and accordion, working in her garden, and collecting dolls. She loved being with people and she especially enjoyed the company of her loving children, grandchildren siblings and neighbors.
She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Nelson, Karen Spinney, Cheryl Spinney and Rosemarie Spinney Colwill, all of Marlborough, her sons, John N. Spinney, Jr. of Foxboro and Michael J. Spinney of Florida, her brother, Frank LaMorticelli of Arlington, her sisters, Gilda Usher of West Newton, Velia James of Stow and Jeanne Frazier of NY, her grandchildren, Briana Owen, Megan, Colin, Ryan, and Jack Spinney and Emily Rose Spinney Colwill and her great granddaughter, Avery Lee Owen. She was predeceased by her siblings, Rose Johnson, Dominic LaMorticelli, Fiore LaMorticelli, Joe LaMorticelli, Paul LaMorticelli and Ann Shedd.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 15 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 am at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough.
Donations may be made to the Marlborough Food Pantry, 255 Main St., Suite 115, Marlborough, MA 01752