We are truly saddened and very surprised to hear of the passing of the Past President and Founder of OPUS Jeanne (Josie) Latessa-Iannetta in 2012. Josie was a University of Windsor employee for 19 years. She was a student at the University of Windsor and started working for the university on October 17th 1970. She worked in various faculties such as Education, Geography and political science until she resigned on January 12th, 1989. She was also the president of the Alumni Association.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to Josie's family members. We all know how much of an impact she had on OPUS as her legacy and the advocacy she did during those times for OPUS. She impressed us and we will always remember and appreciate her efforts and support. She was a very kind, caring person and her name and legacy will remain with OPUS forever.
Once again, our sincere condolences and she will be greatly missed by so many people.