Sarah Ciaburri was taken up to heaven Aug. 14 at her home in The Chelsea Assisted Living, Manalapan. Sarah just celebrated her 100th birthday in April with her family and was enjoying her life at The Chelsea.
She was born in Paterson and was the surviving sibling of eight children, Frank, Joseph, Salvatore, Anthony, Anna, Mary and Phyllis, born to Carmela Ilardi Divona and Ciro Divona. She spent most of her life in Brooklyn before moving to Red Bank in 1997, where her son Charlie worked at The Red Bank Library and her daughter-in-law Rose was a director at The Navesink House. She was a member of the Red Bank Senior Center.
Always surrounded by her family, Sarah was predeceased by her husband Enrico (Harry) Ciaburri, her son Anthony Ciaburri and her grandsons, Christopher and Anthony Ciaburri Jr.
Sarah was born at a time when being a talented seamstress was not enough. Sarah loved to knit and crochet and made beautiful shawls and tablecloths which her family still enjoy today. Sarah was the true matriarch of her family and would delight in serving Sunday dinners and made every holiday memorable.
She leaves behind her son Charles Ciaburri and his wife Rose Ciaburri, Jackson, and their children Charles Ciaburri Jr., Laura Ciaburri and sons Henry and Benjamin Ciaburri, of Franklin Park; their daughter Susan Ciaburri Keenan, husband Matthew Keenan and their children Matthew Jr., Alexander and Charles Keenan of Middletown. Also survived by son Enrico Ciaburri and wife Rose Ciaburri of Buckeye, Arizona, grandson Nicholas Ciaburri, and their daughter Jennifer Ciaburri Kelley, husband Spencer Kelley and their son, Liam. Also survived is Sarah’s daughter-in-law Janet Ciaburri, her son Michael Ciaburri and wife Lynn and their children Michael Jr., Christina, Toni Ann and Christopher Ciaburri of Staten Island. Also survived by granddaughter Laurie Ann Ciaburri, husband Doug Gosling, daughters Anne Marie and Nicole Haas also of Staten Island. Sarah also leaves behind many close nephews and nieces living in the tri-state area who will miss “Aunt Sadie” as she was lovingly known.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home of Middletown, with services Aug. 16 and a funeral Aug. 17. Go to pflegerfh.com for details. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.
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