Josephine “Joy” Brown, 93, a resident of Colorado Springs for over 64 years, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016.

Josephine was born on January 1, 1923 in Carbondale, Colorado to Carmine Arrigo and Josephine (Perriconni) Arrigo. She was the second youngest of ten siblings.

She loved shopping, poker, and day trips to Cripple Creek. She enjoyed family vacations and her doll collection. She was a fabulous cook and was known for her spaghetti and meatballs. Every Thursday she had a regular hair salon appointment. She took great pride in her appearance and always had her nails, hair and makeup in immaculate condition. But most of all, to Joy, EVERYTHING was about family. She loved being with her family, especially her husband, her children and grand-children, and called her family ‘my people’.

She was faithful to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Parish.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Brown; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Brown; daughter, Diane Blackwell; parents; and 9 siblings.

A visitation will be from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Shrine of Remembrance. A Rosary will then be held at 3:30 p.m. with funeral service to follow in the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel officiated by, Monsignor Robert Jaeger. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard. Music accompaniment by Thomas Dawson, director for The Commodores. Private inurnment at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Garden of Tranquility at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation.

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