Josefa (Pepa) DeNinno, 95 years of age, passed away on August 25, 2021 under the loving
care of her family and caregivers at her home in Chula Vista, California.
Josefa was born in Texas. She is survived by her husband, John R. DeNinno; 3 children, Mary
DeNinno (Bruce Huegel), Fran DeNinno (Paul Zukunft) and John P. DeNinno; 6 grandchildren,
Brett Zukunft, Nicole Yeager (Mark Yeager), Antonio DeNinno (Yasmin DeNinno), Amy DeNinno,
Heidi Diliberto (Jay Diliberto) and Erica Law; and 8 great grandchildren, Zyriah Huegel, Bliss
Yeager, Izabella Yeager, Adelynn Zukunft, Avery Law, Gunner Law, Bryce Diliberto and Stella
Diliberto; 3 brothers Gilberto Torres, Ramiro Rodriguez, Roberto Rodriguez and 1 sister, Idalia
Josefa enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and many nieces
and nephews. She was a wonderful listener with her quiet and loving attention to everyone.
She loved working on puzzles, playing bingo, watching “Oprah”, her novelas, “Search for
Tomorrow “ and “Guiding Light”, as well as listening to mariachi and ranchera music. She was
an avid collector of souvenir spoons, Norman Rockwell items and anything with frogs. No
matter where she lived or visited, she always had a place in her heart for her childhood home
state of Texas.
Our family would like to thank Corina Bennett for her loving care of Josefa for many years.
The Catholic Memorial Service will be held on September 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Legacy
Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel, 7043 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942.
**Out of safety for our father and others, we are requesting that those who have not received
COVID vaccinations to not attend the service. We appreciate your understanding.
**Everyone will be required to wear a mask.
In lieu of ﬂowers, we ask that you make a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association
in Josefa DeNinno’s tribute page at act.alz.org