Josephine R. Sedlak

Lebanon, N.H. — Josephine R. Sedlak, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Genesis Health Care, Lebanon Center.

Jo was born in Bridgeport, Conn. on March 13, 1926, a daughter of the late Pasquale and Assunta (Santamaria) Timpanelli. She was married to Julius S. Sedlak, who predeceased her in 1969. She was also predeceased by three sisters: Carmella (Connie) Petrosino and husband Philip, Viola Posh and husband John, Rose Mangone and husband Dominic, and a brother, Anthony Timpanelli and wife Sophie.

Jo had worked as a switchboard operator/receptionist for the former Bridgeport Metal Goods Manufacturing Company until her retirement.

Survivors include her three loving children, Carol Most and her husband, Charles of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Kevin Sedlak and his wife, Evelyn of Boca Raton, Fla., Leslie Barrow and her husband, Richard of Plainfield, N.H.; a sister, Helen Albarelli and her husband, Ray of Bridgeport, Conn.; five grandchildren, Wesley Most and his wife, Meghan of Seattle, Wash., Drew Most of East Haven, Conn., Jeffrey Sedlak of Hudson, Fla., Scott Sedlak of Orlando, Fla., Nicole Barrow and her fiancé, Matthew Turner of Enfield, N.H.; and three great-grandchildren, Colton Sedlak of Port Richey, Fla., Alice and Wilson Most, both of Seattle, Wash.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home in Trumbull, Conn., which is handling the arrangements, on Monday, July 7 at 4 p.m., with interment at the Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport on Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Connecticut Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Fund at 864 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114-3184.