2008-12-17 / Obituaries

Audrey Chibbaro

Audrey Chibbaro, age 45, passed away on December 11, 2008. She was a beloved sister and daughter, and was adored by her many friends. Audrey was born in New York City on May 24, 1963 at Doctors Hospital. She spent her life as an artist, heavily influenced by her education as a fashion designer.

Audrey studied Fashion at the Scuola de Medici in Florence, Italy, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and received her BFA from Brooklyn College. She was a prolific artist who created many types of sculptures, drawings, etchings and ceramic pieces, some of which have shown at the Garrison Art Center and the Brooklyn College Gallery of Art.

Audrey relocated to Beacon from New York City two years ago, and quickly participated in and was embraced by the community. She became a member of the Beacon Art Salon; her work was part of the Beckman Street Artist Banner Project. Her etchings are currently being shown at Open Space on Main Street in Beacon.

Audrey designed and produced costumes for the American Center of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and taught puppetry and quiltmaking to children and seniors at the New York City Housing Authority.

Audrey is survived by her younger sister Julie Chibbaro, brother-in-law Jean-Marc Superville Sovak and niece Samsa Superville; her older sister Lisaana Morley and brother-in-law Leo Morley; and her half-brother Michael Chibbaro. Surviving also are her father Thomas Chibbaro, and her stepmother Pam Kasa. Her mother, Myrna Chibbaro, predeceased her in 1992.

There will be a celebration of Audrey's life in Spring 2009.

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