Michaelata Josie Barbera, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2013. She was 82.
Born to the Vincenzo Raphael and Catherine Valenti on Dec. 8, 1930 in Norwalk. Michaelata was predeceased in 2007 by her husband, Rocco Barbera, of 58 years.
After graduating Stamford High School in 1948 she went on to join the Catholic Daughters Organization.
She is survived by her brother, Peter Valenti; her daughter, Annette (Richard) Dombrowski, her sons, Michael (Diane) Barbera and James (Marissa) Barbera; grandchildren: Michael, Lindsay, Joseph, Anthony and Nicholas; and her great-grandchildren: Marley, Rocco and Delphine.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Castiglione Funeral Home from 4 to 8 P.M., Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Burial will be inSt. Mary Cemetery, North Street, Greenwich.