Josephine R (Rando) Luke

Died: Mon., Apr. 24, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 27, 2017
Location: William Short Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Fri., Apr. 28, 2017
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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MARLBOROUGH- Josephine R. Luke, 91, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Marlborough Hills Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Paul H. Luke, Jr.

Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Rose (Zanca) Rando. She was educated in Marlborough schools and was a graduated of Marlborough High School. She also attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Josephine worked for many years as a machinist operator assistant at Design-Pak. She also worked as a short order cook at Friendly’s.

She was an avid pianist playing piano for many churches and in her early years played in a jazz band called the Star Dusters. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church and has lived in Marlborough most of her life briefly residing in Florida with her daughter for six years.

Josephine is survived by three children, Karen Louise Murphy and her husband, Richard, of Bradenton, FL, Paul Henry Luke, III, of Shoreline, WA and David Michael Luke and his wife, Cynthia, of Marlborough; three grandsons, Richard Murphy, Jr., Thomas Murphy and his wife, Christine, and Robert Murphy and his fiancé, Cathryn King and two great-grandchildren, Lillian Rose Murphy and Olivia Claire Murphy.

She was the sister of the late Eleanor Phillips.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 28, at 9:00 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., Marlborough, are Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 7 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the MSPCA

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