Teresina Wachino

Wachino, Teresina (nee Bruno), 97, died on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Teresina was born and raised in the Bronx, lived in Kearny, and was a current resident of Brick.  Right out of high school, she started working at Cushman's Bakery in New York City, when she also met John Wachino while attending church at Glad Tidings.  Shortly thereafter, John left for World War II.  They sent love letters to one another and when he returned from war, he proposed marraige in iconic Central Park. After getting married, they honeymooned in Niagara Falls and settled in Kearny in 1946 where they lived for 40 years.  After raising her children, Teresina worked at Carolina Freight Carriers, Carlstadt for 28 years before retiring.  Teresina was a godly, generous woman who was very active in her church, Valley Chapel Assembly of God in Clifton for many years.  Teresina was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Wachino (1976), by her daughter, Renee Vass in 2019, by her siblings, Joseph and  Angelo Bruno, Mary Saieva, Rosie Darretta and Antoinette Ragonesi, and by her brother in law, Al DiLullo.  She is survived by her loving children, Ronald Wachino & his wife, Lisa and Robert Wachino & his wife, Izabel, by her dear grandchildren, Alexander, Ian, Caroline, Melissa, and Stephanie, her son-in-law, Gary Vass and by her sister, Amelia DiLullo.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at Valley Chapel Assembly of God Church, 300 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013 on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10 AM.  Interment to follow, Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst, NJ.  Please express condolences to Teresina's family by using our tribute wall.