Josephine was a loving mother and wife. She grew up in Sambiase, Italy and immigrated to Niagara Falls, ON Canada on November of 1957. At the age of 16, her brother Joseph, sister Joanne, mother Elena and father Domenic settled in Niagara Falls, ON to begin a new journey of life to escape the economic difficulties of Italy. Josephine was married on July of 1962 to Domenico Tropea from Sambiase, Italy. Domenic served in the Army for many years and was stationed in Germany prior to settling in Niagara Falls, ON Canada with Josephine. In 1964 they had their first child named Frank followed by Gino in 1967 and finally Anthony in 1970.