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Obituary for Josephine E "Chic" Weiss (Garefino)

Josephine “Chic” Weiss, 97 died on November 3, 2023.

Born and raised in Stockton “Chic” had lived in West Amwell Township for over 50 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, member of the West Amwell Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and the West Amwell Wanderers Senior Citizens.

Chic graduated from Lambertville High School and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Rider University. She taught Kindergarten at Lambertville Public School (LPS) in 1973 and later went on to substitute teach at LPS and South Hunterdon Regional HS for over 30 years. Chic also enjoyed playing poker and pinochle.

Daughter of the late Clementi Garefino and Madeline Bova Garefino, she was one of 13 children. Widow of Walter H. Weiss, who died in 1995, she is the sister of the late Anello, Dominic, Anthony, Michael, Thomas, Charles, Reba Guarnieri, Rose Celli, Bernice Ragusa, Kathryn Butiello, and Caroline Mattiello.

Chic is survived by her daughter Diane Sheets and her husband John, her son Walt Weiss Jr. and his wife Sheryl, two grandchildren, Ryan Weiss and his wife Emily, Lauren Weiss, her great granddaughter Ana, her sister Gloria Garefino and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather Monday November 6 at 10:00 am at the Garefino Funeral Home, 12 N. Franklin St. Lambertville, NJ, prior to the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 44 Bridge St. Lambertville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 6-8 pm at the at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association (AHA), P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284- 0692, or Donate online, or Hospice Affinity Care of NJ, 635 Duquesne Blvd, Suite 2, Brick, NJ 08723 or online at @