Mary Josephine "Josie" Serafino

December 04, 1924 - November 18, 2018

Mary Serafino

Mary Josephine “Josie” Serafino, 93, of Beaumont, died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. She was born on December 4, 1924, in Beaumont, to Mary Penna and Joe Arena.

Josie was longtime member of several organizations such as Ladies of St. Jude. She was a member of The Italian-American Society and Past President of Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

Josie is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Haughton and her husband, Mike, of Mount Vernon, Ohio; brother, Kelly Arena and his wife, Donna, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Michael Haughton and his wife, Jennifer, of Friendswood; Matt Haughton, of Mount Vernon, Ohio; Mark Haughton, of Beaumont; and Melissa Frazee and her husband, Mike, of Mount Vernon, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Jessica Haughton, of Friendswood, and Paris Frazee, James Frazee, and Hailey Frazee, all of Mount Vernon, Ohio; sister-in-law, Violet Arena, of Beaumont; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, L.A. Serafino, Jr.; son, Louis A. Serafino III; parents, Mary and Joe Arena; five brothers; and one sister.

A gathering of Mrs. Serafino’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with her Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2018, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018, in the Chapel of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus Council #951, 9505 College Street, Beaumont, Texas 77707 or to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church Building Fund, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706.



Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, November 23, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, November 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Saturday, November 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (8)

  • Carlson Wadine

    17 December 2018 at 02:57 | #

    Mary Ann, I miss Josie at Collier Park. I never call 0-66 during bingo without thinking of her. I remember too that she was at the “Tree House” when my daughter was there. Such a sweet loving person. God bless all of you! You are remarkable too.


  • Sidney Ann Pryor Coffee

    13 December 2018 at 22:23 | #

    Mary Ann, I am just reading this and so sorry was not aware sooner that Aunt Josie, my godmother, died. My heart is with your family. She was a lovely and loving lady. My mom - Mary Louise Pryor - passed away on Dec. 2 and her funeral was yesterday. Wishing you wonderful memories of your sweet mother.


  • Sammie Serio

    09 December 2018 at 10:05 | #

    She Will Be Miss God Bless You I will Prayer For You Sweetheart I love You Hug And Kiss


  • Diane Duplechain

    09 December 2018 at 05:18 | #

    So sorry for your loss. She was a special friend of our family. Prayers


  • Greg and Stacy Oyster

    23 November 2018 at 16:12 | #

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Love and prayers.


  • Kathryn Malley Hinojosa

    23 November 2018 at 15:56 | #

    Mary Ann and Family, Our Heavenly Father has called his Angel home. Josie was such a beautiful lady and always with a smile. I remember your mother as a child and always thought so much of her. She was so good to everyone and I know touch so many people lives. What a beautiful mother, grandmother with a love for her family you could see in her eyes when she talked about them. Josie will truly be missed by all May God be with all of you and bring comfort and strength. Love, Kathryn Malley Hinojosa


  • W.J.

    21 November 2018 at 12:03 | #

    To the Family:
    My condolences to all of you. May the memories you shared together and the promises found at John 6:40 and Acts 24:15 provide you with comfort, strength and hope for the future. We long to see their fulfillment soon.



    21 November 2018 at 00:48 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Josie Serafino! Our loss is Heavens gain!! Joe and Pam Penna


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