Jacqueline Costello (nee) Chiappari, age 88, passed away peacefully at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach on July 11, 2020 following a lengthy battle with vascular dementia. She was adopted in 1932 by Arthur and Jennie Chiappari in New York, NY and lived her youth in New York and New Jersey. She attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and graduated with a MD in Education from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL in 1954. She began her 30+ year teaching career in Ocala, FL, retired in 1994 and lived the rest of her life in East Central Florida enjoying the beach and sunshine.
Jackie is survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren from her first marriage. She met her true love and current spouse Robert in 2001 and spent many glorious years enjoying her cats, ocean cruising, raising thoroughbred race horses and just relishing the beach life until a stroke in 2015 left her with diminished capacity and dependent for life care from her devoted partner.
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