Josephine A. (Gerhardt) Schneider, 82 of East Providence passed away Sunday November 1, 2015 at Orchard View Manor. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mildred (Moehringer) Gerhardt. Jospehine worked as a clerk for New York Telephone Co. for 35 years before retiring, was a communicant of St. Brendan Church, a member of the Forever Young Club, AARP, and Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by two daughters Donna Pizzi and Irene Vanner of East Providence, one son William Schneider of Warren, six grandchildren Nicole, Krystal, Andrew, William, Katlin, Jason, and two great-grandchildren Ava and Vincent. She was the sister of the late Conrad Gerhardt.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5-8PM. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Orchard View Manor Activities Fund, 135 Tripps Lane, East Providence, RI 02915.