Josephine Bickford, 86, Gouverneur
Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 3:07 pm

Mrs. Josephine Bickford, age 86, of Gouverneur, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly, NY where she has resided since 2002.

Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to French Funeral Home.

Josephine was born on August 30, 1923 in Sayre, PA to the late Carmello and Angelina Ursida. She graduated from the South Waverly, PA High School. She married Richard J. Bickford on August 19, 1946. The couple lived in Gouverneur and where well known for their splendid roller skating. Mr. Bickford passed away on July 2, 1990.

Mrs. Bickford was a Licensed Practical Nurse for E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur for many years.

Josephine also enjoyed crocheting and her time spent with her sisters.

Her survivors include her three sisters, Antoinette Bird of Waverly, and Lucile Bagalini and Rose Alexander, both of Sayre, PA. Josephine is also survived by her nieces and nephews.