Chiara was born in Bari, Italy to Michael and Rosa (Sollecito) Cascione. In 1970, she and her family immigrated to the United States. She was a woman of family and faith, especially devoted to St. Padre Pio.
Chiara was a typical Italian mother and grandmother (nonna), making sure everyone was happy and fed. She was also a talented seamstress.
She is survived by her children Carmela Soranno (Dominic); Rosa Colaluca (Paul); Emanuele Antonino; Maria Konig (Robert); her grandchildren David Soranno (Jamie); Danielle Pelle (Paul); Nicholas Soranno; Jonathan Colaluca; Michael and Marco Koni; and great-grandchildren Julia, Jane and Derek Soranno; and Sofia and Dominic Pelle. Also surviving are her siblings, John and Maria Cascione.
Services are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown.
Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday October 26th at Our Lady Queen Of Peace, 400 Maywood Avenue, Maywood. Inurnment of cremains will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hackensack.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chiara’s name to Christian Health, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.