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Josephine Rose Rando Brown Bell

January 8, 1925 - July 26, 2023

Josephine Rose “Jo” Rando Brown Bell, 98, of Blue Ridge went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. She was born in Johnson City, NY on January 8, 1925. A daughter of the late Joseph Rando and Anna Ciaravino Rando. In addition to her parents Jo was preceded in death by her husband, David Homer Bell; a son, Roger S. Brown; son-in-law, Dennis Bock, great-grandchild, Madison Marie Brown; special niece, Sandy Gotelli; four brothers and one sister.

Jo was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Bedford Va. She was a very loving Nana who adored her time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She worked for many years for Clean-It as a secretary before her retirement. She was also a member of Daughter’s of the King, Star Quilters Guild and Blue Ridge Quilters Guild. She was loved by so many and will be missed by her family and friends.

Jo is survived by her three children, Jaqueline Cipar and her husband, Joseph, Susan Bock and Michael J. Brown and his wife, Ellen: 8 grandchildren, Katina Ruffo and husband, Chris, Michael S. Brown and his wife, Jennifer, Nicole Hall, Joseph Cipar, Jr. and his wife, Jennie, Anna Harold, Brian Brown and his wife, Ariel, Christopher Brown and his wife, Jessica and Sara Brown and her husband, Mike; 17 great-grandchildren, Kristina, Dakota, Morgan, Myles, Emily, Vita, Garrett, Xander, Eowyn, Caden, Kendrick, Dawson, Joseph, Isabella, Parker, Raelynn and Sophia; one great-great-grandchild, Ellina; special nephew, Joseph T. Rando. Also, numerous other family many friends.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Jo’s memory please consider St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford, VA.

A funeral service and celebration of Jo’s life will be conducted at 3:00pm on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford with Rev. Ben Cowgill officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:30pm prior to the service next door at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford. Burial and committal service will be held at 11:45 on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the chapel of Vestal Hills Memorial Park in Vestal, NY. To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory Bedford is assisting the family

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Our Sweet Sweet Jo you will be missed. You were the best neighbor and friend ever. From watching our dog to baking us sweet treats to just giving big hugs!! Rest in peace dear lady we love you ❤️

Posted by Donna and Doug Latham on July 30, 2023

I had the honor and privilege to know our dear Jo Bell from the quilting guilds. I was always highly impressed by her enthusiasm and smile. You will be missed, Dear Jo, and your example will be followed!

Posted by Gisela on July 30, 2023

“I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but just know that my heart goes out to you and your family during this time.”

Posted by Diane Gordon on July 29, 2023

Celebrating your life and knowing how many people you have touched and how loved you were. You have love much and will be missed greatly.

Posted by Trina Romeo on July 28, 2023

Sleep well, my friend, until the trumpet sounds. I miss you, quilting buddy, and your abiding friendship.

Posted by Loretta on July 27, 2023

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