December 6, 1925 – March 8, 2018
SARAH WAY CASO 12-6-25 to 3-8-18
Sarah Way Caso was born in Bonavista, Newfoundland to John and Priscilla Way. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Gideon, Heber, and William, and oldest sister Gladys; she is survived by her younger sister, Irene, and dozens of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. While a small handful live in the Minnesota or AZ area, the vast majority of the Way family members still reside in eastern Canada. On her late husband’s side, those nieces and nephews reside predominantly in New York and Massachusetts.
Like many women of her generation, Sarah had a limited formal education, but many life experiences which made for its own interesting education. She learned to sew at a young age and had a great eye for color and design, loved to paint and knew good art when she saw it. In 1949 she met Robert Caso, a handsome young member of the Coast Guard, stationed in Bonavista, from the Italian side of Brooklyn (ah! men in uniform) and moved to the states and married. Sarah immediately found herself part of the Caso family, with Bob’s parents (Louis and Theresa) and sisters Connie, Joanie, Rita, Sophie and Sally. Sarah quickly learned the intricacies of Italian cooking. Eating at her house was always viewed as a treat by family and friends alike.
Among other places, they lived in Cambridge MA, Manhattan NY, San Diego and Long Beach, CA. While they never had children, they had an adorable black dog named Teddy who was the canine child of the house. Sarah loved to travel, occasionally cruised, and enjoyed the theatre. While she loved the Pacific ocean, Sarah fit in well with the hustle and bustle of New York, and occasionally modeled for hair stylists. She loved to draw and crochet, was an early-day Elvis fan and loved opera.
After Bob passed away in 1992, Sarah relocated to Sun City, to be close to her youngest sister. Life was definitely quieter and more laid back in the desert, and in the last four years of her life, she was an assisted living resident at Paseo Village in Peoria. Various health issues took their toll and one Thursday morning in March, Sarah slipped away to Heaven before the light of day, and no doubt was immediately greeted by Bob and Teddy at those Pearly Gates.
We will all miss the Sarah we had grown to know and love, that vibrant, fun-loving blonde with the big hair and adventuresome streak. She is in a better place, young and full of pain-free life once again.
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March 20, 2018
I struggled with what to say and didn't know where to start! There are so many beautiful memories you left behind. You will always be fondly remembered. Rest in Peace Sarah, You will be missed. Joanie