Italia Carmela (Chiaradia) Solimando (1928 - 2017)



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at At home Roebling Ave Trenton, NJ, 413 Chambers Street, in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey United States


on at Daughter's home, 6 Hawk Drive, in Columbus, New Jersey County, New Jersey United States
Cause of death: renal cell carcinoma metastasis

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renal cell carcinoma metastasis

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at St Mary's Cemetery, 1200 Cedar Ln, in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey United States


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Goslin family home, 6 Hawk Dr, in Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey United States

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Mother: Teresa Chiaradia
Father: Vincenzo Paulo Chiaradia

Husband: Michael Edward Solimando


Graduated from Trenton Central High School and The La Tour Academy of Beauty Culture




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1928 - In the year that Italia Carmela (Chiaradia) Solimando was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1932 - She was just 4 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1949 - By the time she was 21 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

1957 - By the time she was 29 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1988 - By the time she was 60 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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April 15, 1950 - June 17, 1993 (death)
St Joachim Church
20 Butler St
Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, 08611
United States
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ITALIA SOLIMANDO Italia 'Ida' Solimando TRENTON Italia "Ida" (Chiaradia) Solimando, 88, of Trenton, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the home of her daughter Teresa, in Columbus, with her devoted family by her side. Ida graduated from Trenton Central High School and then the La Tour Academy of Beauty Culture and was a true talent of her trade. She loved her work and often traveled to the homes of the elderly or sick. She carried a pair of scissors in purse, always ready to lend her gift when requested. She was also a talented cook, baker, and crocheter who made beautiful afghans and was famous for her homemade biscotti. Ida took particular pride in living across the street from Trenton Central High School and offering a safe haven for students for the 50-plus years she resided there. Ida's life's work revolved around raising her children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren - fondly known to many as "toots." She also made a profound impact on the lives of her nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved as her own, and who deeply cherished her. Ida was predeceased in life by her beloved parents, Vincent Paul and Teresa DiPietro Chiaradia; husband, Michael, and their infant son Joseph; an uncle, Alfonso Chiaradia; brother, Peter (Philomena) Chiaradia; sisters-in-law, Emma Solimando and Marie Chiaradia; brother-in-law, Douglas James; nephews, Louis and Thomas Cirillo, Vincent Chiaradia and Rocky Laird; grandson, Dean Nalbone, Jr. and cherished friends, Anna Szemericky and Marie Chiapetta. Ida is survived by her devoted children, Ann and Michael Santilla, Carmen and Sheila Solimando, Teresa and Robert Goslin, Vincent and Nikki Solimando; and honorary daughter, Shelly and Dean Nalbone. She also leaves her loving siblings, Al Chiaradia, Anne Amato and Lucy James; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Paul Santilla, John and Melissa Goslin, Ida and Joey Pompa, Annemarie Goslin and fiance Jake Mlinar, Sofia, Teresa, Lili and Michael Solimando, and Gina Nalbone, and her precious great-grandchildren, Violet Goslin and Joey Pompa, as well as her adoring nieces and nephews, Paula, Jim, Candice and Jimmy Morocco, Roseanne Amato, Ida Marie Chiaradia, Patti, Chuck, Jessica and Julianna Laird, Peter and Phillip Chiaradia, Carmine, Patty, Michael, Jen and Emma Cirillo, Dawn, Mike, Emma and Thomas Cresap, Christine James and Brian Williams. Also surviving are her Godchildren, Mary Theresa Funkenbush, Anna Maggi (husband Nick) and Lucia Jackson, and her lifelong friends, Pia and Orlando Giancola, MaryAnn Santilla, Betty Chaty Parker and Loretta Capriotti. The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, starting with a Rite of Reception at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels/ Saint Joachim's Church, 20-55 Butler Street, Trenton. Burial will follow at St Mary's Cemetery Hamilton. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home, 990 South Broad Street, Trenton. Arrangements are under the direction of her beloved niece, Paula. Her grandchildren invite anyone who loved their Nonna to wear something purple to honor her favorite color. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of the Angels/ St. Joachim's Church. Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home 990 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 396-4686

Funeral Home Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home 990 S Broad St Trenton, NJ 08611 (609) 396-4686
Published in The Times, Trenton, on Apr. 30, 2017

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