Josephine Antoinette LaPlaca of New York City was born March 6, 1922 in Monmouth Junction, NJ and passed away on November 3, 2019 at NYU Langone-Tisch Hospital at the age of 97.
Josephine is the 10th born of 12 children. She became the matriarch as last survivor of the Mary and Giuseppe La Placa family. Josephine was a New Yorker, was inspired by, active on the vibrant city scene and resided there for all her adult life. She worked as a model in the 40’s, served as volunteer on the State Side World War II war effort, and later was a photographer for The Murray Hill News and worked as a NYC real estate agent.
Josephine is survived by her nephews Jim, Tony and David La Placa, great nephews Paul and Leo La Placa, Clayton George, Jawed La Placa BenMoussa, and Harlan Browning, her nieces Laraine, Geraldine and Rosemary La Placa, Laurie L Holladay, Claudia L George, Trinna LaPlaca B, Maryann Browning, great nieces, Lauren, Anna, Pia, Lee LaPlaca, Noor La Placa BenMoussa and Sloane Browning Shedd, and cousin Michael La Placa.
Visitation will be held at Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ 08542 on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Church, 216 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542 on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Jamesburg, NJ.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lenox Hill Senior Center NYC.