Priscilla Colosimo, elementary teacher

Priscilla (Looker) Colosimo of Milwaukee, Wisc. and recently of Savannah, Ga., died July 21, 2012 after a long illness.

She was born Jan. 25, 1921 to Floyd and Maud Looker in Mt. Pleasant, N.Y. She married Robert Colosimo of Fulton, who predeceased her in 1999.

She was an elementary teacher in the Fulton schools before relocating with her family to Waterford, Wisc. in 1966, where she was a librarian and an elementary teacher in the Fox River School.

She returned to New York State and became a registered nurse. She worked in Lee Memorial Hospital and the Harwood and Michaud Nursing Homes as well as private duty nursing.

She and her husband moved back to Milwaukee where she lived until 2009 when she went to Savannah.  She was a parishioner of St. Bernadette Church in Milwaukee.

She is survived by five children, Judith (Milo) Moore of Savannah; Jacqueline (Dick) Henning of Appleton, Wisc.; Janelle of San Mateo, Calif.; Jerrold of Milwaukee; and Jennifer Naus of Appleton; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by her daughter, Julie (Bob) Johnson, who died in 2010.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee, July 27.

Krause Funeral Home, Milwaukee, was in care of arrangements.

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