Josephine Gleason, Williams Bay (1926 - 2014)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

October 12, 1926 - May 1, 2014

Josephine Gleason, 87, of Williams Bay WI died Wednesday May 1, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was born October 12, 1926 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Morris and Anna (Lodato) Colletti. She graduated from Waller High School and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Josephine was united in marriage to Dr. Walter James Gleason on June 13, 1949 in Chicago, IL, Walter died in December, 1997. Then on January 14, 2000 she married Col. Edwin Waldo in Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii. Edwin died in December 2002. Josephine was the devoted matriarch of the family and a great cook. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her three children: twins, Brian Walter Gleason and Lydia Ann Mulvihill, both of Madison, WI and Laura Coates of Fontana, WI; two step-children, Diana Cunningham of Indianapolis, IN and Gary Waldo of St. Augustine, FL; six grandchildren: Michael, Meg Mulvihill, Clare, Brendan Gleason, Kevin and Kate Coates.

Memorial service will be held Saturday May 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF THE LAKES, 319 N. Broad Street Elkhorn, WI.

On-line guestbook is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. Arrangements completed by Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Elkhorn, WI.

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