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Rose A. DiChiara, 80, Longtime Briarcliff Manor Resident

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. - Rose A. DiChiara, a longtime resident of Briarcliff Manor, died Sept. 30. She was 80.

DiChiara was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Belleville, N.J., to John and Louise Torsiello. She worked for many years at Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Ossining. She was a parishioner of St. Theresa's Church in Briarcliff Manor and served on the parish council.

DiChiara is survived by her children, Linda Williams(Jerome) of Millwood, Gina of New York City, and Robert M.(Sandra) of New York City; three grandchildren; siblings, Peter Torsiello and Nancy Torsiello; sister-in-law, Ruth DiChiara; and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; and nephew, David.

Calling hours are Friday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Waterbury & Kelly Of Briarcliff Manor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Theresa's Church, 1394 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, N.J. 07936.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 2900 Westchester Ave., #306, Purchase, NY 10577.

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