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Josephine Affre

Josephine Affre

Josephine Grace Affre, 95, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of Curtis Creek Independent Living, died on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in the Good Samaritan Home. Born on July 6, 1926 in Quincy, was the daughter of John & Venera (Counderi) Affre. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy, received her Bachelor's Degree from (then) Quincy College and a Master's Degree from Western Illinois University.

Ms. Affre was an Elementary School Teacher, first in the Catholic School System in Joliet, IL and later in the Public School System in California. She returned to Quincy and taught in the Quincy Public Schools for 25 years.

She was an avid bridge player, and with her sister Magdalen, travelled all over the world. She loved her house on Curtis Creek with its meticulous white carpets. Josephine loved to shop and was known for her fabulous wardrobe. She was a Precinct Committeewoman of the Democratic Party. Most importantly, she was loved by two generations of Quincy schoolkids, whom she adored.

Ms. Affre was a member of St. Peter Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Magdalen Chapman and Angela Affre. Survivors include a niece, Martha Goebel (nee Chapman) of Washington, DC, a grandniece Claudia Goebel Payne of Cheverly MD, a grandnephew Legba Carrefour of Washington DC and also a cousin Joseph Newkirk of Quincy.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Inurnment in St. Peter Cemetery. Visitation will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church on Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the services at 11:00.
Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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Paul K. Geers
Quincy, IL
Dear Family,
My family had know Jo and he sisters and parents over 100 yrs. My mother who will be 100 was just good friends will all them.
What a surprise in heaven to see her family again.
Requiem sternum.

Paul K. Geers.
Pres Latin mass society of Quincy/ historic St Rose of lima parish.