Josephine E. (Potempa) Copello

Josephine E. (Potempa) Copello, 86, died on Monday, March 14, 2011 at her residence. She was born May 30, 1924 in Tyler, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Delanta) Potempa. She married Charles A. Copello, who preceded her in death in July 1970. She worked worked as a sales clerk for Burlington Coat Factory and The Bon Ton, where she retired from. She was a graduate of Penfield High School. She is survived by three sons, Richard J. Copello and his wife Darlene of York, Charles A. Copello Jr. and his wife Willetta of Glen Rock and Philip G. Copello and his wife Susan of York; six grandchildren, Tracy, Angela, Lee, Mark, Raelene and Audrey; a step-granddaughter, Jessica Weiser; and a brother, John Potempa. A Funeral Mass for Josephine E. (Potempa) Copello will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 231 S. Beaver St., York, with her pastor, Fr. Samuel E. Houser, officiating. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Marys at a later date. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3417 C Concord Rd., York, PA 17402; or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 231 S. Beaver St., York, PA 17403.Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Rd. York, PA 17408 is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences at