Josephine A. Tingley was born on March 3, 1929 in Jersey City, New Jersey, to parents Joseph Fucile and Anna Corio. She was the eldest of 4children and the only girl. At a very early age she discontinued her education in grade school to help care for her younger brothers, whom she adored.
Josephine had 5 children through prior marriages and was united in holy matrimony to the love of her life, Melvin L. Tingley on June 3, 1967. Melvin served in the United States Navy, which allowed Josephine to travel to many states and foreign countries. She truly enjoyed traveling to various ports to meet her husband after his deployments. In the 70’s the family was stationed in Oak Harbor, Washington and in 2001 Josephine and Melvin decided to move to sunny San Diego, California to enjoy their retirement.
Josephine had a beautiful and loving spirit, she truly lived life to the fullest. She was small in stature, but she had a voice that made up the difference in her size. She never had a problem standing up for those that she felt were being mistreated. She was a member of Saint John of the Cross Catholic Church. Josephine made it a regular practice to donate to the church and various non-profit organizations. This year she was blessed to spend her 90th birthday amongst family and friends. She was known as “Honey” a nickname that her family gave her at an early age, but she was also commonly known as “Gigi” to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a passion for dancing and loved to listen to Italian music, with Frank Sinatra being one of her favorites.
Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Melvin L. Tingley, daughter Patricia Mcguire, parents Joseph Fucile and Anna Corio, and her brothers Nicholas Fucile and Joseph Fucile.
On Friday, April 19, 2019. Josephine A. Tingley was called home to receive her wings. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters: Margarita Roussell and Carrie George (Greg), sons: Joseph Tingley Sr. (Carol) and Lloyd Tingley, brother: Frankie Fucile, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, and friends to mourn her passing.