Rose Cascio SchenectadyRose Cascio, 101, of the Ellis Health Center, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at Ellis Hospital. Rose was born in Schenectady to the late Martin and Josephine Mogavero Cascio. She was a graduate of the former St. Joseph's Academy in Schenectady and Albany Business College. Rose lived on DeCamp Avenue for 60 years. She worked for Montgomery Wards for 16 years. Subsequently, she worked for the New York State Department of Tax and Finance for 25 years. In 2002, Rose moved to Rome, Italy returning to Schenectady in 2012. Rose loved traveling, shopping and going to church. One of the highlights of her life was meeting Pope John Paul II in 1979 and holding his hand. Rose was predeceased by three siblings, Mary Peri, Carmel Cascio and Roy Cascio; and a niece, JoAnn Cascio. She is survived by close friends, JoAnn McCarthy of Niskayuna, Dr. Nancy Sapio of Clifton Park, Kevin Mountain of Gilbert, AZ and Irene Katz of Clifton Park. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 1803 Union St., Niskayuna. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady. Memorial contributions may be made to
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