Josephine Tolosano, 88, of McCloud, California passed away in Hanford, California on September, 15, 2010.

Josephine was born July 8, 1922 in McCloud,California. Josephine was the 8th of 10 children and resided in McCloud her entire life.

She is survived by her four children, Janis Whitacre (and Charles) of Hanford, California; Vicki Tolosano (and Ken Beavers) of Red Bluff, California; Ricki Miller (and Edward McClure) of Redding, California; and Peter Tolosano (and Diane) of McCloud.

She had three grandchildren, Christopher Whitacre (and Christy) of Hanford, Gretchen Sharrah (and Jason) of McCloud. and Kyle Tolosano (and Amanda Beaudin) of Redding. She had five great-grandchildren, Alyson, Kimberly and Charles Whitacre, and Taya and Tucker Sharrah.

She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Pellegrino of McCloud and Katherine Tallericoof of Price, Utah. Also, she is survived by many nieces and nephews who she dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Tolosano; her sisters, Frances Amentea, Rosalie Scalise, Roseina Long, Louise Lobis, and Jennie Pellegrino; and brothers, Ben and John Mangone.

She was a special “Nonnie” to Evan McMillan and Jeana Michels of McCloud.

Josephine owned and operated Pete’s Bartle Station with her husband for over 20 years. They were caretakers of the McCloud River Fly Fishing Club for 10 years.

She was a chef at the Tree House Restaurant in Mount Shasta until her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in McCloud.

Rosary will be Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Sept. 25 at noon at St. Joseph  Catholic Church in McCloud. Interment will be at the McCloud Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the McCloud Health Care Clinic or the American Cancer Society.