portrait picture for Josefina Arias Villalobos Romero

Wake: Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk. Services: Friends and family will gather for a religious service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at St. Joseph Parish, 85 South Main St., Norwalk. Burial: Burial will take place in Costa Rica.

Josefina Arias Villalobos Romero


September 11, 1945 - November 26, 2013

Josefina Arias Villalobos Romero, a longtime Norwalk resident, passed away on November 26 at the age of 68.

Josafina was born in Costa Rica. She met and fell in love with C.G. Romero in 1960, and the couple moved to the United States in 1969. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In recent years, she spent winters in her native Costa Rica. She will be greatly missed as she was known to be one of the most kind, loving, generous people that this community has ever had the privilege to host.

She is survived by her husband C.G. Romero, of Norwalk, her children Andre Romero, of Norwalk, Mary Beth Romero, of Norwalk, and Martha Santamaria and her husband Alex Santamaria, of Norwalk. She is also survived by her sisters Sandra Nikas, of Greenwich, and Marixa Barrintos, of Costa Rica, and her brothers Fernando Arias, of Costa Rica, and Bautista Arias, of Costa Rica. She will also be missed greatly by her four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in the United States and abroad.

Her mother Duvillia Arias Villalobos, her brother Amadore Arias, her sister Carmen Arias, and her son Carlos G. Romero, Jr. all of Costa Rica, predeceased her.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk. Friends and family will gather for a religious service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at St. Joseph Parish, 85 South Main St., Norwalk. Burial will take place in Costa Rica.

  1. Josefina was like family to us growing up in Norwalk as kids. We grew apart and we all went our separate ways….but I will always and forever remember her in my heart and the memories of my childhood with her and her family will live on forever. God bless and may she rest in peace with our Lord and Savior. My prayers and most deepest condolences for her entire family.
    -Ginger Rojas & family

    December 4, 2013
    Ginger Rojas -

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