Cascini, Yolanda Rose ROTTERDAM Yolanda Rose Cascini died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was born on November 21, 1921 in Schenectady to the late Alphonso and Josephine Monzo Varriale. Yolanda was a graduate of the former Nott Terrace High School. She was a devoted wife and mother and cherished spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Yolanda enjoyed baking and was a New York Yankees fan. Yolanda was married for 64 years to the late Harry Cascini and was the cherished mother of Richard (Sandra) Cascini and Jeffrey (Vickie) Cascini. She was the loving grandmother of Kristen (Lowell) Knapp, Jeffrey (Donna) Cascini and Brena Cascini. She was the great-grandmother of Ryan and Kyra Knapp and Anthony, Adrianna and Vinnie Cascini. Yolanda is survived by her sisters, Marry Pallante and Helen Varriale; her brother, John (Dolores) Varriale, and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Litz. She was predeceased by her siblings, Patsy Varriale, Albert Varriale, Margaret Pacelli, Jenny Gresham and Eleanor Metevia. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco Stone Funeral Home Inc., 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Princetown Road in Rotterdam. Immediately following, interment will be at St Joseph's Cemetery Kings Road, Schenectady. Those who wish may send memorial contributions in Yolanda's name to Schenectady Community Hospice, 1411 Union St., Schenectady NY 12308.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 9, 2013