Josephine Wanda Ann (Sostoski) Noel, 67, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her home in Springfield, with her loving son, David Sostoski at her side. Josephine was born on July 22, 1953, in Philadelphia, PA, she was a loving daughter of Mary Ann (Stevens) and Joseph Sostoski. She was a longtime resident of Enfield, CT and a graduate of Enfield High School, before becoming a longtime resident of Springfield. Josephine had a long career as a Bookkeeper at various businesses in the Springfield area and most recently was employed as bookkeeper at the women’s shelter in Holyoke. She was a very kindhearted and encouraging person, and you were a better person by having known her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frederic Noel in 2012 and by her sister, Ann Adele Santonastasi in 2019. Josephine leaves behind her loving son, David Sostoski and his wife, Tracy Rafferty, their children, Alyssa Sostoski, Ryan and Sean Rafferty all of Springfield; stepdaughters, Elizabeth Noel of Springfield, Louise Escobar and her husband, Lou, of Agawam, and Theresa Lynch of Palmer and grandchildren, James, Michael, and Adam and great grandchildren, Jackson, Thomas, Owen, and Josiah. Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, September 15, at 1 p.m. for a graveside service for Josephine at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Rd. Springfield. There are no calling hours. For online condolences please visit www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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