Josefa  Messina de Campoccia's Memorial

Josefa Messina de Campoccia
(1926 - 2012)


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Name: Josefa Messina de Campoccia
Nick Name: Fefa
Gender: Female
Age: 86 years old
Lived: Tuesday, 8 June 1926 - Saturday, 20 October 2012

My Story

Josefa Messina was born on June 8, 1926 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Italian immigrants.  She was born into a large Catholic family and her days as a child and teen were spent sewing and helping to take care of her ailing father who was paralyzed and could no longer work.  Her duty to serve those around her was born here.  Later in life she would suffer great tragedies that with the sudden death of her husband, Juan Campoccia, and father of Beatriz and Juan Carlos, to an airplane crash.  Then later, in 1992 would come the devastating loss of her son Juan Carlos.  Josefa, however, carried on utterly devoting her time, love and affection to her grandchildren Marcelo, Romina, Leticia and Carlos Jr.  She served as a second mother to her grandchildren while Betty and Carlos worked two and three jobs in their new home, the United States.  She cared for them, cooked, cleaned, and taught them while always being a pilar of strength for the family.  Josefa was the type of woman that would give all that she had.  She would make the children clothing, costumes, cook, clean and she never dared miss a soccer game, rooting alongside the field with her garden chair and umbrella.  Although she never learned how to drive a car or never quite  got the hang of the English language, she managed to make many great friends along her years in Albuquerque and Las Vegas.  Josefa was a saint, the type of person that never wished ill on someone, and she will be remembered by all those that knew with the utmost love and respect.  Fefa, you will be missed every single day.

Please join us on Wednesday October 31, 2012 in rememberance of  our dear mother, grandmother and friend.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM at Christ Our King Catholic Church
4925 South Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Please join us afterwards at 2:30pm at Carlos and Betty's house for refreshments and food
 3936 Dream Street 89108

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I had many conversations over 17+ years with Fefa were she spoke spanish and I spoke english. Not sure how much she ...
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We all affectionately knew her as Abuela, which was perfect because she treated us as family. I remember that not on...
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Song Name: Mi Buenos Aires Q...
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This song always reminds me of you.
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Abuelita mia, What a full life of memories you have left me. I will miss you until the day I join you.


Fathers Name: Salvatore Messina
Mothers Name: Grazzia
Spouse's Name: Juan Campoccia
Children's Names: Beatriz Costa, Juan Carlos Campoccia
Siblings Names: Saro, Turilo, Santos, Teresa, Porota
Country of Birth: Argentina
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Las Vegas
Marital Status: Widowed
Religion: Catholic


Favourite Sport: Soccer
Favourite Team: Boca Juniors


Place of Passing: Las Vegas
Date of Passing: 20 October 2012
Cause of Passing: Natural causes
Place of Burial: Cremation
Funeral Location: Christ Our King Catholic Church Las vegas, NV
Funeral Date: 31 October 2012
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