Beloved daughter and mother of two, native Islander
Jacklyn Mastromauro (Jackie), 29, born Sept. 24, 1987, in Staten Island, N.Y., passed away on the island of her birth on April 5, 2017.
Jacklyn, beloved daughter of Catherine Piraino and Vito and Gina Mastromauro, of Staten Island, grieve her death along with her children, Joshua and Julianna; aunts and uncles, Joanne and Tom Miller, Susan and Bill Janicki, Kim and Greg Ness, John and Mina Piraino, Louis and Carol Macchia, and numerous cousins and their children. She was the granddaughter of Inga and Bill Guli, and the late John and Mary Piraino, and Rose and Vito Mastromauro.
Jacklyn loved her family fiercely, especially her mother, father, and two children. Her heart was at the beach, where she loved to watch the dolphins.
In her early 20s, she had a passion for working with children with autism at the Eden School while pursuing her degree at the College of Staten Island. She was a graduate of Curtis High School.
Jacklyn was a gifted artist who loved her Nana’s garden and enjoyed drawing and painting. She loved shopping and connecting with friends and was an avid Jets fan.
Jacklyn’s heart is a loss to the world and one that can never be replaced. Anyone who met Jackie fell in love with her radiance, her wily dry humor, infectious smile and sparkling eyes. When she walked into the room, she lit it up.
As parents, Catherine and Vito and Gina saw her and all she brought to the world taken away by a debilitating addiction to drugs; one that Jacklyn and her family worked for years to heal, which unfortunately led to her untimely death. Her spirit is now released into the arms of the Lord and she is finally free of addiction.
Visitation will be held at Hanley Funeral Home on Sunday, April 9, and Monday, April 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral is Tuesday, April 11, at 10:15 a.m., at St. Charles Church, followed by burial at Moravian Cemetery.
Hanley Funeral Home
60 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, N.Y. 10306
Published in Staten Island Advance on Apr. 8, 2017