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Josephine (nee de la Iglesia) Espinosa

Obituary for Josephine (nee de la Iglesia) Espinosa

May 11, 2020
Yardley, Pennsylvania


Josephine (nee de la Iglesia) Espinosa, of Yardley, PA and formerly of Westbury, NY, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at the age of 87. Born in Havana, Cuba, to the late Francisco and Dulce de la Iglesia, she is preceded in death by her brother, Daniel de la Iglesia. Josephine is survived by the love of her life whom she has known since she was 10 years old, her beloved husband of 67 years, Porfirio Espinosa, and her children, George (Jackie) Espinosa, Frank (Marianne) Espinosa, and Maggie (Richard) Fuschetti. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Meaghan, Philip (Lauren), Daniel (Marie), Michele (Dan), Rick, Michelle (Bob) and Paul, and 4 great grandchildren with 3 on the way.

In 1961 she left Castro's Cuba in search of freedom and opportunity. As a pharmacist the opportunity she sought leaving her native land came in the form of purchasing Chubbuck's Pharmacy in Freeport, N.Y. in 1973. It was passed on to her sons Frank and George and continues to thrive to this day with it's
legacy of being the first Hispanic Pharmacy on Long Island. Prior to that she worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital in N.Y. and Manhasset Medical Center Hospital on Long Island.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother always spending as much time as possible with her family. She was always an example to them that you can achieve your dreams through hard work and perseverance. She also enjoyed playing the piano, decorating, gardening and playing cards.

Services for Josephine will be held privately at the request of her family. In lieu of flowers, her family has asked that you have a mass said for her at your local church in honor of her devoted Catholic faith.

Services provided by Dunn Givnish Life Celebration Home, 378 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047.

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