Jacqueline Ferrara Assenza
1932 - 2020
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Jacqueline Ferrara Assenza, 88
Remembered for her kindness and community service
Jacqueline Ferrara Assenza, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sept. 8, 2020.
Born May 29, 1932, to the late Jack Ferrara and Louise (DeLuca) Ferrara, she lived in Staten Island.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Salvatore Assenza; her five children, Celeste Assenza Tornello (Joseph), Patricia Assenza Connors (Edward), Michael Assenza (Suzanne), Lawrence Assenza (Loren), David Assenza (Debra), Donna Assenza; 11 grandchildren, Jaclyn Cohen (Dan), Michele Daya (Michael), Michael Assenza (Tara), Christopher Assenza, Alana Tornello, Alyssa Connors, Marisa Tornello, Joseph Assenza, Amanda Assenza, Lucia Assenza and Luke Assenza; eight great-grandchildren, Giavanna Daya, Mariella Cohen, Addison Parisi, Antonia Daya, Michael Daya Jr., Anthony Daya, John Pansini, Layla Assenza, and one more on the way.
Jacqueline Ferrara Assenza is also survived by her siblings, Paul Ferrara, Lucinda Brennan, Edward Ferrara, MaryAnne Deppe, Thomas Ferrara, and many nieces and nephews.
Jacqueline Assenza ("Jackie") dedicated her life to giving back. She was a volunteer for St Rita's School and Parish, Girl Scouts Arts & Crafts Troop Leader, The Alzheimer's Foundation of Staten Island, Snug Harbor Fundraising Committee of Staten Island, The Red Hats Women's Group and many more.
Jackie worked at SeaView Hospital Adult Day Care Services for 10 years, the Alzheimer's Foundation for 15 years and was honored with multiple community service awards.
Jackie will be remembered as a creative, kind, thoughtful, generous, nurturing humanitarian who devoted her life to her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan and loved spending time at the shore.
Mass will be held at the Church of St. Rita, 281 Bradley Ave., Staten Island, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. Interment immediately following the Mass at Moravian Cemetery, 2205 Richmond Rd., Staten Island.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, 304 Port Richmond Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10302, www.mealsonwheelsofstatenisland.com/ donate/

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Published in Staten Island Advance on Sep. 11, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
Rest in God's loving arms Jackie...you are the kindest, loving person I ever met in my life time..
Peggy Bowman
Friend
September 16, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Peggy Bowman
Friend
September 16, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
John Assenza
Family
September 15, 2020
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September 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. She was a very kind and generous soul, who was such a help to me in my professional and personal life. Jackie was always available with a listening ear and she will be missed undoubtedly by her family and friends and the community at large. Rest In Peace , Jackie!

Linda and Joe Dezio
Linda Dezio
Friend
September 12, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss! Condolences to the family! I knew Jackie through the Alzheimer’s Foundation. She was always there, willing to go above and beyond to help any & everyone. And she had such class! She always treated people with the utmost care, compassion and respect. I know she will be missed!
RoseAnne Gillen
Friend
September 12, 2020
To the Assenza family,
I knew your mom through St. Ritas Church community. We raised our families together. She loved St. Ritas and worked very hard for church and school. I moved 23 years ago , but have good memories of the good times. To her children, and grandchildren, my deepest condolences. To Paul and Cindy too, sincere sympathy. Fondly,
Mrs. Joanne Murasso
Joanne murasso
Friend
September 11, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Our deepest condolences, Jo & Lou Cretella
Josephine & Lou
Friend
September 11, 2020
Our condolences to the family of Jackie, We didn’t have an opportunity of ever meeting her, she will be greatly missed, may Gods perpetual light shine upon her. Our deepest condolences Jo&Lou Cretella
Josephine
Family
September 11, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Phil and Vita Stropoli
Friend
September 11, 2020
Heaven as a new angel. Rest peacefully and pain free in the arms of Blessed Mother.
Martha Giglio- Black
Friend
September 11, 2020
I am so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away my heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time may she R.I.P.
Jackie and George Agnello
Friend
September 11, 2020
Our condolences to the family on their loss.
James and Samantha Pettinato
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September 11, 2020
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