Vera M. (nee Orsini) Licastri, 81, died on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in her home.
Vera was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Dominick and Nancy Orsini. She had lived in Edison prior to residing in Iselin for 23 years. Vera was a communicant of St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed crafts and had a gift of growing beautiful flower gardens outside her home; many people would admire and take pictures. One of her most beloved past times was spending time with her grandchildren.
Vera is also predeceased by her two sisters, Jenny Da’Quila and Gertrude Rego, as well as two surviving sisters, Josephine Mennella and Sylvia Marchase.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Costantino (Gus) N. Licastri, her two daughters, Lisa Dellavalle and Donna Kittel, and their respective husbands William and Martin, and 5 grandchildren, Jacqueline, Christian, Russell, Alfred and Alyssa, all of Iselin.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 9:30 am at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 1225 Green Street & Cooper Avenue, Iselin. It will be followed by a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church, Iselin. Entombment will be in the Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM. To send condolences please visit www.costello-runyon.com.
In lieu of flowers, at the request of the family, making donations to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Parkinson’s Foundation, in her memory, would be appreciated.