Josephine Marshall

Josephine (Taffare) Marshall

1928 - 2021

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Obituary of Josephine (Taffare) Marshall

Josephine (Taffare) Marshall, of Chester, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, July 3, 2021 surrounded by her children at her home in Chester. She was a beloved mother of ten children, grandmother of twenty-nine and great grandmother of ten. Josephine was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 16, 1928, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Ruggiero) Taffare. She had been a resident of Chester since 1964 and was a working mom as a nurses’ aide, store manager, and support staff for Brian House Inc., as well as the loving matriarch of the Marshall family. She was a daily communicant at Saint Joseph's Church in Chester and had served the parish as a eucharistic minister, and teacher of the RCIA program. She was a member of the Third Order of Mary, and the Legion of Mary, and a longtime friend of Brothers of the Beloved Disciple. She is survived by her children, Dr. Bernard (Theresa) of Longmeadow, MA, Mary Marshall Crim (John), of Madison, Peter (Ex-Wife Deborah) of Deep River, Alice Marshall Wicke (Donald), of Portland, Thomas (Cheryl) of East Haddam, Steven (Patricia) of Old Saybrook, Deacon Timothy (Joan) of Lisbon, and Susan Marshall Jones (Robert), of Chester, 29 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Peter, her son Father Joseph Mary Marshall, S.M., Priest of Brothers of the Beloved Disciple, and her daughter, Ann Mary Marshall. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 7th, from 4-6 p.m. at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street, Centerbrook. Join us in celebrating her life at the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 8th at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Church, 48 Middlesex Ave, Chester. Burial will follow at the Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Brothers of the Beloved Disciple, 1701 Alametos, San Antonio, TX 78201. To share a memory of Josephine or send a condolence to her family please visit


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
34 Main Street
Centerbrook, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Saint Joseph's Church
48 Middlesex Turnpike
Chester, Connecticut, United States


11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Fountain Hill Cemetery
57 High Street
Deep River, Connecticut, United States