Josephine (Sgroi) Sorbello of Chelmsford, MA

1928 - 2020

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Mrs. Josephine (Sgroi) Sorbello, 92, of Chelmsford, MA died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Belvidere Healthcare Center in Lowell. She was married to George Sorbello with whom she would have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on January 8, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Orazio and Mary Sgroi and a graduate of Canastota High School with the class of 1945. She worked from 1969 to 1977 at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA in the payroll department. She was a communicant and member of the Women’s Club of St Mary Church of Chelmsford as well as a member of the Emblem Club in Chelmsford. She enjoyed winters in Florida as well as traveling with her husband, George. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, an excellent cook, and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Pat and Richard Franklin of Orlando, FL, Judy and Steve Zabierek of Chelmsford, MA, three grandchildren and their wives, Alyssa Franklin, Chad and Jaisa Franklin, Mark and Lauren Zabierek, and four great grandchildren, Caroline and Katherine Franklin, Lincoln and Zara Zabierek.
She was the grandmother of the late Lance Cpl. Andrew Zabierek, USMC, of Chelmsford who was killed in Iraq in May 2004 and sister of the late Carmella Rapasadi of Fayetteville, NY.

A private burial was arranged by Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, at Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Andrew J. Zabierek Foundation, c/o Enterprise Bank, 185 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824 (
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3 Condolences for Josephine (Sgroi) Sorbello of Chelmsford, MA

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    Linda (Zabierek) Johnson


    Dear George, Judy, Steve, Mark, Lauren, Lincoln and Zara, condolences on the loss of the matriarch of your family. She was a lovely woman who was always very kind. At this time of year I remember driving to Lantern Lane to see the beautiful lanterns they would light for the Holidays. May those lights guide her home. Love and prayers from The Netherlands, Linda

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    Carolyn Demers


    Dear Judy and Steve and family,
    I am so sorry for loss of your Mom. What a wonderful life she lived and to be married for close to 72 years just amazing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hoping your Dad is doing ok.

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    Noreen Dunlavey MacDonald


    Dear George,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Josephine. May your beautiful memories bring you peace.
    Noreen and Bruce MacDonald

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