Obituary of Renee E. Vass
Renée Vass, 66, of Urich, Missouri passed away Thursday morning, September 19, 2019 at her home.
She was born September 28, 1952 in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of John Wachino and Theresa (Bruno) Wachino.
Renée was a graduate of Lyndhurst High School in Lyndhurst, NJ, and received her Elementary Education/Learning Disabilities degree from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. She was a schoolteacher for over 30 years, teaching in Montrose, MO, Ballard, MO, Appleton City, MO, Rockville, MO and Sherwood Cass-R-VIII school districts. While in Montrose, she would meet her future husband in Gary Lea Vass. They were married in Clifton, NJ on August 6, 1977.
Renée was a member of the Urich Baptist Church for over 40 years, actively serving on various committees when needed. She loved her Lord. She also was a member of the Red Hats Club and the Grand River Homemakers Club, both of Urich. She enjoyed swimming, traveling, cross stitching, camping and spending time with Gary and other family members.
In addition to her husband Gary, surviving are her mother, Theresa Wachino, Brick, NJ; two brothers, Ronald John Wachino and his wife Lisa of Allendale, NJ and Robert Stephen Wachino and his wife Izabel of Flemington, NJ; aunts and uncles, Albert and Amelia DiLullo of NY, Daniel Darretta of NY, Arlene Wachino of Branchburg, NJ; brothers-in-law, Terry Vass and his wife Nancy, Lary Vass and Mickey Shipp of MO; cousins, Bill Wachino of FL, Janet Restucci of NY, Michael Darretta of TX, Daniel Darretta, II, of NY, Debbie Thompson of MI, Cheryl Gardner of NJ, Cindy Shawver of NY, Valerie Ratto of NY and Claudia Saieva of NY. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews living in MO, VA, and NJ.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Wachino; her grandmother Rosaria Bruno and grandfather, Pasquale Bruno, both from the Bronx, NY; mother-in-law, Wanda Vass; sister-in-law, Carol Shipp; aunts, Stephanie Wachino, Mary Wachino, Marie Saieva, Rosie Darretta, and Antoinette Ragonesi; uncles, Bill Wachino, Frank Wachino, Joe Wachino and Jerry Ragonesi, and cousin Greg Wachino.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Macon, MO. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Urich Baptist Church building fund, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com