Athena M. (Pope) Josephson, 59, died unexpectedly on July 20, 2021 at her home in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Mrs. Josephson was born November 23, 1961, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Anita Arthur Pope and Edward J Pope.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Edward M Pope and Brother-In-Law Wayne Glover. Mrs. Josephson graduated from Portsmouth High School class of 1980, and worked many years for the University of New Hampshire. Mrs. Josephson valued her time with family going to Salem Willows, paint nights, birthday parties, holiday celebrations and the like. She especially loved spending time with her granddaughter. She also enjoyed watching old movies and laughing with the Golden Girls.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Paul Josephson; her son John Gessis and granddaughter Viyla Gessis of St Augustine, FL; her son Christopher Dick and Husband Kyle of Sanford, ME; her sister Jean Moose and Husband Sam of Jacksonville, FL; her sister Edith Glover of Haverhill, MA; her sister Devina Mooney and Husband Dennis of Durham, NH; her brother Patrick J Pope and wife Susan of South Berwick, ME; her brother Ronald Pope and Girlfriend Kathryn Deaton of Niceville, FL; Ex-Husband Scott and Wife Jackie Gessis of St Augustine, FL; several cousins and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Ave., Lynn, MA 01905 on Monday, August 2, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM with visiting hours starting at 6:00 PM.
Family requests that face coverings must be worn during visitation.
Condolences may be sent to Paul Josephson c/o Ann Tondreau, 195 Ward Street, Revere, MA 02151. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn ma 01901
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