~ IN MEMORY ~
Josephine Romano, mother of DL Judi (Capt. Charley) Peck
November 11, 1919 ~ January 27, 2013
Word has been received from the Peck family that Josephine Romano, mother-in-law of the departed DL Captain Charles F. Peck who passed 02-01-2010 and mother of Captain Peck’s widow Judi, has passed away at the age of 93. Mrs. Romano is survived by her husband and her daughter Judi Peck plus many other family members and friends.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at http://www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com/ (Mrs. Romano’s obituary should be posted soon on the funeral home website.)
Personal condolences may be sent to the Peck residence at
6 South Court Villa Drive , Mandeville LA 70471-1721
(985) 845-3282 ... e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Josephine Mary Romano, 93, passed away at 9:56 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her residence at Foxes Grove. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton. Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.
Josephine Mary Romano, 93, formerly of Alton, was released from this life and entered eternal peace with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2013, at her residence at Foxes Grove Supportive Living in Wood River.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1919, in Bethalto, Ill., to Frederick and Myrtle (Chalengsworth) Berghoff. She married Anthony Romano in Alton on Aug. 26, 1939. They were blessed to celebrate 73 years of marriage. He survives.
Jo was a homemaker all of her life. She loved to dance, and for many years she and her husband enjoyed dancing every Saturday night. She was a voracious reader, and particularly liked Agatha Christie novels. She traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. London was her favorite city. She became an avid Cardinal baseball fan, and she and Tony enjoyed watching the games together. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church for more than 70 years. In earlier years she helped with funeral luncheons, was active with the CYO and was a member of the Altar Society. She had a special devotion to Mary, the Blessed Mother, and said the rosary daily. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her beloved family, her daughters and spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Judi Peck of Mandeville, La.; Mary Jo Romano-Buesteton of Godfrey; and a son-in-law she loved like a son, Joel Buesteton of Godfrey; three grandchildren, Erin and husband, Carl Oest-Larsen, of Seattle; Dr. Kyle Buesteton of Godfrey; Sarah Buesteton of Kansas City, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Lene and Kate Oest-Larsen of Seattle; a sister, Mary Oldham, and a brother, Robert, and wife, Irene (Jeanne) Berghoff, of Bethalto; sister-in-law Elaine Berghoff of Greenville, Ill.; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews and a very dear friend, Nina Olmsted of Jerseyville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Alice Stiegler; four brothers, Leroy, Frederick, Eugene and James Berghoff; her son-in-law, Charles Peck, and a sister-in-law and special friend, Rose Dipiazzo.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, with Father James Walther, OMV, as celebrant.
She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Building Fund or Foxes Grove Activity Fund.
The family expresses a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful staff at Foxes Grove Supportive Living for their loving and compassionate care of Jo. We especially appreciated the care and kindness she received in her final days. A special thanks to her devoted caregiver, Rita Rubenstein, who diligently cared for her for almost two years.
Special thanks also to the Hospice team of St. Anthony's Hospital who helped make Mom's journey home a peaceful one, and to Dr. Abdul Muhammud, who provided exceptional care.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com