Jacqueline M. Ciccozzi, 85, of Monaca, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born on July 9, 1937 in Rochester, PA to the late Sabatino and Giovanna (Mariani) Rubino.
She was a graduate of Monaca High School class of 1955. Jackie was united in marriage to Victor F. Ciccozzi on November 9, 1957 who preceded her in death on October 22, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her five sisters, Anne Barco Michaluk, Alice Cucinelli, Rose Rubino, Eleanor Mastroianni, and Dorothy Josipovich, and three brothers, Anthony, Samuel, and Robert Rubino, and son-in-law John P. DiMarzio.
She leaves her daughters, Lisa DiMarzio and Sharon (Robert) Cain, and son Eric Ciccozzi (Elayne) and three grandchildren, John DiMarzio II (Janice), Sam DiMarzio (Katie), and Victoria Cain, two sisters, Florence Podolak and Betty Flati, and special friend Corky Mickey.
A former employee of Callaghan’s Pharmacy and later Pete’s Apothecary, she was a member of Mary, Queen of Saints Parish (St. John the Baptist Catholic Church), Monaca, and Christian Mothers and was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels.
A three-time cancer survivor, Jackie enjoyed family gatherings, building puzzles, taking long car rides, shopping, getting manicures and her weekly hair appointments at Leonard’s. She also enjoyed cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
When caring for an elderly parent with dementia, it takes a village. Jackie was able to stay in her home with the exceptional care and compassion of not only her family, but also great friends Rosanna Catanzarite, Marianne Bianco, Joanne Possage, Kelly King, and especially Dee McKay. A special thanks is extended to Dr. Brian Everhart and the staff of ProMedica Hospice who provided exceptional care for Jackie in her final days.
Although Jackie is gone from our sight she will live on in our hearts.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 9 from 2-5 and 6-8 pm at Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where prayers will be offered on Thursday at 9:30 am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made in Jackie’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die”. Ecclesiastes 3
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