Mary Catherine Ciccarelli, 69, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away at home on Feb. 24, 2012, from complications of ovarian cancer.
Born April 27, 1942 in Towanda, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine Regan Smith. She graduated from Towanda High School, Class of 1960, and graduated from Mansfield State College, Class of 1964, with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in English and German, minoring in Russian.
On Dec. 18, 1965, she married John A. “Chic” Ciccarelli of Boston, MA. She taught German and English at Susquehanna Valley High School, Conklin, NY, and Athens High School, Athens, PA for 13 years. She then became active in book clubs, investment clubs and charity work. She and her husband have lived in Towanda, Ulster, Lewiston, NY, South Bend, IN, Inverness, IL and Xenia, OH. They also have a home in Plymouth, MA.
She is survived and will be missed by her husband, John Ciccarelli and by her multiple relatives; brother and sister-inlaw, James and Kathy Smith of Wyalusing; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Ciccarelli of Naples, FL and Andover, MA; sister-in-law Carolyn Ciccarelli of Boston, MA; sister-in-law and brotherin law, Rosemary and Leo Burns of Cotuit, MA; niece and her husband, Carolyn and James Lacey of Fairfield, CA; niece, Kelly Smith of Rockville, MD; niece and her husband, Ann Marie and Eric Tangard of Middleton, MA; niece Karen Ciccarelli of Andover, MA; niece and her husband, Julie and Steven Damelio of Chelmsford, MA; nephew and his wife, Eric and Stephanie Burns of Grosshalach, Germany; nephew, Patrick Burns of Cotuit, MA, and grandnephew, Jacob Lacey of Fairfield, CA. She will also be missed by the many friends she easily made in numerous locations.
Mary will be cremated at Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, FL. A celebration of her life will be held on April 14, 2012.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mary Ciccarelli’s memory via online donation at www.cancer.org.
For online condolences, please visit www.fullerfuneralhome.com.