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The Rev. Mrs. Rosa (Pochi) Cassano October 12, 1954 - January 27, 2021

The Rev. Mrs. Rosa (Pochi) Cassano

The Rev. Mrs. Rosa (Pochi) Cassano, 66, a resident of Boise, passed away January 27, 2021 in Boise.

Pochi was born October 12, 1954, in Chiclayo, Peru, to Alberto and Julia Chun Manini.  She was raised and educated in Peru where she studied at the Unidad Escolar “Miguel Grau” and then later the Instituto Superior Pedagogico de Educacion Inicial gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education in 1975.  She later graduated from Bible College in Venezuela.

Pochi was a teacher and school administer in Peru before moving to the United States in 1990.  She was on vacation when she met her future husband, Bill Cassano, in January of that year.  A few weeks later they were engaged on Valentine’s Day and married on Memorial Day in Orange, California.

The couple had two boys, Marcus and Nicholas.  After they got older, she continued her preschool teaching career in California at Long Beach City College.  In 2004, the family moved to Idaho to start a home church in Fruitland where she later continued her preschool teaching until 2011.

Pochi was also a formerly ordained Christian minister.  In spite of her family responsibilities and fight with cancer, she found time to establish an international Cell Group involving members from several Spanish speaking countries.  This is in addition to running a Family Home Fellowship with her husband for over 20 years mixing in over 15 family mission trips to Peru in fer lifetime.

Although she was proud citizen of the United States, her love for Peru never diminished.  She will be remembered as a loving and faithful wife and mother who had great compassion to help those less fortunate both here and abroad.  She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons Marcus and Nicholas and mother-in-law, Yolanda, all of Boise, Idaho; Mother, Julia Chun, and older brothers, Alberto (Mary Elena) and Jorge (Carmen) Manini, all of Lima Peru.

Rosa was preceded in death by her father, Alberto Manini and 1 brother, Jaime.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Highway Worship Assembly of God Church, 100 S. Whitley Dr. in Fruitland.  A committal service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd. in Boise.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Highway Worship Assembly of God Church, 100 S. Whitley Dr. in Fruitland.  A committal service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Rd. in Boise.

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    Debbie Geyer says

    Rosa was such a wonderful woman who LIVED her Christian faith every day. She was loved by many and will be truly missed. I have such fond memories of our times together. I look forward to our reunion in heaven. Our prayers are with all of the family members during this difficult time.

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    Jerry and Teri Reuter says

    Our memories of wonderful times with Pochi will live on. She blessed our lives in so many ways with the Christ in her shining through. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to the day when Jesus Christ returns to gather us all together.

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    Steve Zinsli says

    Bill, we served on the same ship. I am thankful you found a very special Woman to spend your life with. It is Awesome when God brings people together. Sorry she passed so young. Cancer in bad. Keep the Faith. I will pray for you

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    Tara Holbrook says

    Rosa was a true woman of God. Her never-ending kindness, her love for everyone she encountered, her unfailing love for her family, her optimism, and her hope and compassion will be sorely missed. While she will be deeply missed, we know she will forever remain in our hearts and will watch over her family daily. Heaven has a new and very special angel.

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    Tim Robison says

    We are grateful for the gift Pochi is to her family and to the world. Our hearts are with you today as you gather to celebrate her life.

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    Kathy Spagnola says

    Carmen and I send our sincerest condolences to Bill and the family. Pochi was beautiful inside and out. She always radiated the love of Christ to all she met. May God bring you peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come.

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