On June 13, 2019 Josie lost her courageous battle with cancer. Her final days were spent surrounded by the many family and friend that she touched and loved throughout her memorable life.
Josie was born on March 19, 1939 at Morrisania City Hospital in the Bronx. She is survived by brother Osbaldo Rivero, her children Robert Perez and Adrienne DeGaetano and her grandson Alex DeGaetano.
The family will receive friends at the Ralph Giordano Funeral Home, 1727 Crosby Avenue, Bronx, NY on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Theresa's Church, 2855 St. Theresa Avenue, Bronx, NY on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9:45 am.