Josephine Marie Scolastico, 79, formerly of Westford and Chelmsford, MA

Josephine Marie Scolastico, 79, formerly of Westford and Chelmsford, MA died Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital after a courageous battle with the Covid-19 virus.

She was married to the late John Scolastico who died May 27, 2017. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this September.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mildred (Scelzi) Cardalino and attended Somerville High School.

Josephine loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and her cat Cupcake. She enjoyed cooking and watching her favorite cooking shows on TV.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Josephine is survived by one son, John and his wife, Stephanie Scolastico of Tyngsboro; three daughters, Denise Rizzari of Billerica, Cynthia and her husband, Christopher Moen III of N. Andover, MA and Nancy and her husband, Louis Poulin of Hudson, NH; brother, William Cardalino of Somerville, MA; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her longtime friend Irene Adamczyk of Dracut.


The family has selected to have a private graveside service at the Fairview Cemetery on Saturday, June 6th at 9:00 am.  Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing protocols, the family has invited relatives and friends to join them virtually via a live stream (Please click the Link Above). Memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St, Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

12 Condolences for Josephine Marie Scolastico, 79, formerly of Westford and Chelmsford, MA

    Linda Rizzuto DeCicco

    Going to miss you Auntie miss our talks miss your smile you will always have a place in my heart and I always will remember you are person no one could ever forget love you God bless and i know you are with Uncle John ,there is another Angel in heaven


    Tina Groulx

    We are so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of Josie from when we were teens and running and in out of your house on Joy Street. Sending love and prayers to all of you. May she rest in peace, she was such a good and gentle person.
    Love Tina, Ron, and Josh Groulx


    Bill Anderson

    John, I only met your mom a couple of times, but she seemed like a very caring person. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Dona Scolastico de Grisanty

    Have so many fond memories of you Auntie Josephine. The family times on Saratoga St are memories that I will always treasure. Rest Easy with Uncle Johnny… ❤️


    Richard Carmosino

    Josephine was a beautiful loving woman inside and out. I will always hold the memories of how welcome she always made me feel, like family. God bless.


    Alessandra and Robert Marshall

    We are close to the family at this difficult time.
    We pray that Josephine is now at peace with her loved ones and we pray that the family may be comforted by that thought and by the many memories of a life together.
    With great affection and our deepest condolences,


    The Freitas Family

    My deepest condolences, I still can picture her holding Tori at the Westford McDonalds. She was always so pleasant to talk to and always had a smile on her face. They will be Celebrating their anniversary in heaven and watching over the family.


    Sholeh sexton

    Dear Pauline
    So sorry for your loss!! My condolences to you and your family❤️
    Love and prayers to you and your family ❤️🙏


    Carol Hurlburt

    I am so very sorry to hear this. You are all in my prayers. I have been friends with Cindy since high school and always have thought of her mom as full of life and a wonderful sense of humor. My heart goes out to all of you. God bless you.


    Debbie Skillings

    I’m sorry for your loss, my heart breaks with you all your Mom was amazing, funny, great women I will cherish all the memories I had with her and Dad and the family it was a beautiful services I love you all so much all my hugs and kisses to you all God bless


    Lindsay pineiro

    So sorry for your loss and my condolences to all and kisses for my beloved jo jo you hold a special part in my heart you will never be forgotten .You and your husband became a wonderful part of me , your family became my family too you will be dearly missed by us all. It was a pleasure to take care of John and spend so much time with you when you came to visit him. Ashley like a lil sister to me I’ll always look after her. Josephine you were just amazing


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