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Josephine Rutkowski
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Josephine A. "Jo" Rutkowski
1931 - 2017
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Condolence From: Maria Favale
Condolence: I had the honor of visiting Jo on several different occasions with her brother, Al. She was always extremely warm and friendly toward me. I really admired her strength and character which were immediately apparent.

I feel so badly for you and your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sunday December 31, 2017
Condolence From: Diane Rezendes
Condolence: I admired your Mom so much for her warmth, candor, humor, generosity, commitment to social justice, and sense of fun. She touched my life in powerful and profound ways when I was a teenager at St. Jerome's, and I've never forgotten it. She has had a special place in my heart ever since.

In each of you & all of you, she raised a great family: fierce and strong and loving. You carry her with you forever.
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Condolence From: Regina Levine
Condolence: My sincerely condolences for your lost. My name may not be familiar to you. I am the daughter of Alice and Charlie Pugh who were dear friends and activists with Jo in Peace and Justice groups (Pax Christi, Agape, Haley House, St. Jerome's. St. Eulalia's). Jo really understood my Mother especially: as a 3-D woman, a mother, and as a deeply committed christian who saw each person as worthy of respect and unconditional love and they shared a passion for Peace and Justice. Jo was unpretentious, strong, kind, insightful and outspoken, "salt of the earth" ( as the saying goes). After my mother's death in 2002, Jo and Claudia visited my father weekly for years while he lived at an assisted living. This was an extreme act of kindness that you would not be surprised to hear - it was such an example of how wonderful and loving Jo was, never expecting thanks or gratitude. She has our deep gratitude. Jo has greatly enriched our lives.
Know she is remembered with fondness and joy. Regina Levine
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Condolence From: Laura (Crocket) Munsey
Condolence: Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Your Mom was an amazing and beautiful woman. I have no doubt my mom was one of the first in line to greet her, as she passed. Much love, and may the beautiful memories help you during this time of grief.
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Condolence From: stephen Jones
Condolence: Mark,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. The very best to you and your family, while you celebrate her life and grieve your loss.

Sincerely
Steve
Monday December 18, 2017
Condolence From: mary gratch
Condolence: Although I never met Jo I have benefitted from the intelligence and generosity of spirit that she passed on to her daughter Rheba. Rheba has been a true friend and sister to me and helped me through the most difficult time of my life. I am so sorry for Rheba's pain and loss and so grateful for her presence in my life.
Sunday December 17, 2017
Condolence From: Nancy (Rezendes ) Bent and Bob Bent
Condolence: We always admired your mom; she personified strength and character in raising her children on her own. She was always friendly and gracious to our family.
So sorry for your loss. Jo was a remarkable woman.
Sunday December 17, 2017
Condolence From: Celeste Gitthens
Condolence: Dear Rheba,

I am so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. It is good to know that you were with her and that you are with family now. You and L have been in my thoughts and I send you all the love in my heart.
Sunday December 17, 2017
Condolence From: Anne Hunter
Condolence: I'm so sad to know that Mrs. Rutkowitz is gone, and for the loss to her children and other family members. I remember hanging out in her kitchen when I was in college, enjoying her hospitality. I'm thinking of you all.
Sunday December 17, 2017
Condolence From: Nicole Silverman
Condolence: My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time.
Sunday December 17, 2017