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Josephine Kulo 1932-2022

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Josephine (Carney) Kulo, 89, of Ridgefield and wife of the late David P. Kulo, Sr., died after a short illness on Wednesday, on July 6, 2022 at Bethel Health Care.


Josephine, known by all as “Jo”, was born in her beloved Dublin Ireland on November 8, 1932, a daughter of the late Elizabeth and Thomas Carney. Jo grew up working at her mother’s produce shop in Dublin along with her Aunt Sal. In 1955, she went with her sister to a dance at the Metropol in Dublin, where her life changed forever. There, she met her future husband David, who once he laid eyes on Jo, knew they would be together. They were married in 1957 and remained so until his death in 2002.


Jo was a devoted mother who raised two sons. She volunteered at the boy’s schools on Long Island and was always eager to cook dinners and cakes for them when they got home. In 1976, the family moved to Ridgefield.


With friends and family alike, Jo could always be counted on for a good laugh and a chat. More than anything, Jo loved being with people. Everyone fortunate enough to know her was instantly charmed by her smile and her laugh. She was a gracious hostess who always welcomed friends and family in her home and at her table, And no one dressed up everyday like Jo did – right up to the end, she always left the house in dresses and heels.

Jo was also a loving grandmother who was an active participant in her grandchildren’s lives. She loved all of God’s creatures including our family dogs. She was a devout Catholic and member of St. Mary’s parish in Ridgefield.


Jo is survived by her children, Carl of New York City, and David and wife Louise, of Brewster, NY, her sister, Betty, of Tolland, CT, her grandchildren Thomas and Elizabeth, and numerous nieces and nephews.


A Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 25 at 10am at St, Mary's Church, Ridgefield CT.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, stjude.org/give to which Jo contributed generously throughout her life.



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