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Virginia Lee "Jenny" (Carlson) Josey

December 25, 1938 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 81)

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Virginia Lee 'Jenny' Josey, 81, passed away on May 30, 2020 after a brief illness. She was a Lewiston, NY resident, who spent part of the year in Tavares, FL. Jenny was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1938 in Bradford, PA. 

Her family moved to Niagara Falls, NY when she was a young girl. She attended Niagara Falls High School. Jenny worked for a number of years at Ambassador Leather Goods and later at Dearhead Mobile Homes, both in Niagara Falls. She was married to Jack Lee Josey in 1956. Together, they had five children. Jenny was a championship bowler and she loved playing Poker and Euchre. She was a devoted fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres, but she loved watching all professional football and hockey games. Jenny was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.

Jenny was predeceased by her beloved mother, Iva Alberta Pierce; her father, Rudy Carlson; her sister, Joanne Hargraves (Mills); her daughter, Jackie Lee Josey and her lifelong best friend, Betty Gilroy. She is survived by her son, Christopher Lee Josey of Dania, FL; her daughters, Cheryl Lee Josey, of Tavares, FL, Debra Lee Matiasz (Paul) of Youngstown, NY and Cathy Lee Josey, of Pompano Beach, FL; her sister, Jeanne Lupher (Mills) of Townville, PA; her brother, Terry Pierce (Donna), of Niagara Falls, NY; her granddaughters, Victoria Lee McPartland (PJ) of Hollywood, FL (recently moved to Ocoee, FL) and Kristen Olenick (Jason) of Niagara Falls, NY and her grandsons Daniel Matiasz and Steven Matiasz of Youngstown, NY.

At her request, no services will be held.  Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander, OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME.  Share condolences at GOODLANDERCARES.com

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