Haigh, Josephine Hoeftman

March 18, 1925 - December 31, 2020

Josephine Hoeftman Haigh went to God peacefully with her family by her side on December 31, 2020.

She was predeceased by her husbands Charles W. Hoeftman in 1981 and David H. Haigh in 2009, brother John Lam and her two sons William David and Daniel Patrick Hoeftman. She is survived by her children Susan Hamilton, Jo Anne Hoeftman-Cunningham and spouse Phillip Cunningham, grandchildren Ryan and Sarah Hamilton and great granddaughter Callie Cunningham.

Josephine was born to Marie and John Lampichler in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Scared Heart High School.

Josephine Ludmilla Lam married Charles William Hoeftman after he returned from WWII USN on June 5, 1947 in Pittsburgh at Sacred Heart Church. They enjoyed 34 amazing years together. Josephine worked while he finished his graduate degree while living in her parent’s home. Life changes fast and they moved to Delaware for a new job at DuPont. They had two children and one on the way at the time. Jo was a mother and a secretary at DuPont, Helpline volunteer, religious teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and a lobbyist.

Josephine Ludmilla Hoeftman married David Harry Haigh on June 26, 1999 at IHM and they enjoyed 10 years together. They had many adventures traveling and dancing all over the world. Jo was blessed with the Haighs, an extended family from the East coast to the west coast.

Josephine participated in perpetual adoration of the Eucharist at IHM. She loved the Red Hat Society where the prerequisite was to be energetic, playful and spirited. Jo was a volunteer at Hagley Museum and loved classes at Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware. Jo loved dancing, watching wildlife and the shore.

Jo lived life to her fullest. Staying home was not her style.

Later, Josephine woke up to prayers and online Mass to be with God everyday. Jo loved watching the birds, flowers, Hallmark movies, and talking to loved ones near and far.

We knew our mother’s love encompassed us whenever we were. We are thankful and grateful for sharing the time we were blessed and grateful for the 95 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Shipley & Weldin Rds., Wilmington, on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 12:00pm and interment at All Saints Cemetery.

The funeral service can be viewed online at: https://youtu.be/FMTsd_9KHxk

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Parkinson’s Foundation, 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

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