October 9, 1928 ~ October 5, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Josephine E. “Jody” Yannacito (nee O’Done) passed away on October 5, 2019, just 4 days shy of her 91st birthday. She was born and raised in Denver by her parents Nettie and Michael O’Done.

Josephine is survived by her children Karen (Mike) Cahenzli, John Yannacito, and Jim Yannacito; her grandson Jared; and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph J. Yannacito; her grandson Michael; and her parents.

There will be a Visitation at 9:30am on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church 3549 Navajo St, Denver 80211. A Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 10am.

You are invited to join the family after the formal services for a Reception at the Potenza Lodge Hall 1900 W 38th Ave, Denver 80211. Josephine will be laid to rest at Fairmount Cemetery later that afternoon.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Volunteers of America or Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.

Please share memories of Josephine and condolences with her family below.

Memories Timeline


  1. You were everything a grandma should be. The family will always be missing a precious piece. Thank you for instilling the importance of family. You lived a long and wonderful life. I know you have reunited with your other loved ones. I love you grandma

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yannacito family for the loss of your beloved mom and grandma.
    Hope all of your happy memories will help you get through the sad times to come.
    She had a good life and we know her family always made her so proud. She will be missed by many!
    Thinking of all of you!

  3. Hi Jim & John,
    Sorry for the loss of your dear Mother. You both are amazing sons who truly were there for your Mom as long as I have known you both. Im lucky to have known your Mom and just wanted to tell you how kind she always was! Thinking of your entire family at this difficult time. She surely lived a long life full of love. Take care!

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of the loss Your mother, and (grandmother.) Your memories of all the times you were able to share together will always remain with all of you. May Jody rest in peace and be with her loved ones in heaven.
    Oh my love, Denise Astuno

  5. My sincere and deepest sympathies to Jody’s family. Jody was a true friend to Volunteers of America and the Guild. I learned so much from Jody when I joined the Guild. She was a beautiful and fun person to socialize and work with.
    You will be missed.
    Myrna Mourning

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