Vera Zanasi Cocchia

May 23, 2017

Service

Friday, May. 26, 2017 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church

2032 Westfield Avenue in Scotch Plains

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Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Vera Zanasi Cocchia, 90, a resident of Mountainside passed on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Born in Foggia, Italy, she immigrated to the United States at 19 years old to make a better life for her family after experiencing the turmoil of Europe during World War II. As a young, multi-lingual school teacher, she embarked on her journey to settle in the US, leaving ...

2032 Westfield Avenue in Scotch Plains

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Vera Zanasi Cocchia, 90, a resident of Mountainside passed on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Born in Foggia, Italy, she immigrated to the United States at 19 years old to make a better life for her family after experiencing the turmoil of Europe during World War II. As a young, multi-lingual school teacher, she embarked on her journey to settle in the US, leaving behind beloved family and friends, and embracing the unknown. Vera instilled the values of commitment, unconditional love, and compassion in her family and friends. Throughout her journey, she made it a priority to serve others through the virtue of charity, which brought her great joy.

She was the loving wife of Vincent Cocchia, mother of Julia Smith, the late Diane Cocchia McGee, Vincent Cocchia, John Cocchia, and Annemarie Cocchia; Grandmother to Allison, Gina, Erin, Christine, Rachael, Michael, Connor, Nicholas, Douglas, Madelyn, and Justin; and Great-grandmother to Calle and Kye. In addition to her daughter Diane, she was predeceased by her siblings in Italy, Gaetano, Diana, and Eliseo.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 am on Friday, May 26th St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, 2032 Westfield Avenue in Scotch Plains. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Vera’s memory to: Foothill Club of Mountainside, 1480 Deer Path, Mountainside, NJ 07092 and the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA  22215.

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