Josephine “Josie” M. (Cellini) Bordinger Carnevale, 96, of Williamsport, died peacefully, Monday, April 9, 2018 at her daughter’s home with her family by her side.
Born January 5, 1922 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Ernest and Maria (Campanelli) Cellini.
She was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School. Josephine worked with her brother Billy at Cellini’s Sub Shop where she invented the “Cosmo” and “Pizza Rolla”. She was a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, and the Christian Women. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and loved taking care and spending time with all her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are four children Kimberly Cooley (Ted) of Williamsport, Greg Bordinger (Cathy) of Elmira, NY, Christopher Bordinger of Palm Beach, FL, and Scott Bordinger (Kimberly) of Port St. Lucy, FL, six grandchildren Christopher Cooley (Lauren) of Williamsport, Justin Cooley (Nicole) of Montgomery, Ryan Bordinger of Elmira, NY, Anthony Bordinger of Port St. Lucia, Erica Ader (Kyle) of Stuart, FL, and Timothy Bryant of Williamsport, Ryan and Jason Gottschall of Williamsport, and Craig Gottschall of Philadelphia, five great grandchildren Anderson, Elizabeth, Wade, and Scarlette Cooley, Nicolas Gottschall, two step-children Scott Mundrick of Canandaigua, NY, and Kevin Carnevale of Williamsport,
She was preceded in death by her first husband Clarence (Buddy) Bordinger, Jr. in 1985, her second husband John Cahill in 1993, and her third husband Frank Carnevale in 2017, six siblings Angelina, Joseph, Anthony, Archimede, and William Cellini, and Theresa Deyermond, and two step-children Sherry Perry and Kathy Gottschall.
A Memorial Mass to honor Josephine’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the church portico.
Memorial contributions in Josephine’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, c/o The Gatehouse or Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Williamsport, PA 17701, and St. Joseph the Worker Parish 702 West Fourth Street Williamsport, PA 17701.