elevated CltUi March 30, 1923 ~ January 12, 2021
elevated CltUi It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Fenia Ciccone (nee Celli), at the age of 97 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Dante Ciccone. Cherished mother of Vanina Sinopoli (Joe), Pat Ciccone (Val), Tina Ciccone (Joe) and Lisa Festa (Frank). Caring and devoted Nonna of Joey, Sabrina (Mark), Carla (Matt), Vanessa, Stephanie, Michael, Natalie (Adrian) and Daniel. Proudest Bisnonna of Luca, Benjamin and Poppy.
elevated CltUi Dearest sister of Giacomina Colantonio (Pietro). Sister-in-law of Giovanna Maschiovecchio (Antonio), the late Elvezia Quizi (Antonio), the late Lidia Ciccone (Davide), and the late Gino Ciccone. Fenia will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
elevated CltUi In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made in memory of Fenia, to Covenant House Toronto, or a charity of your choice.
elevated CltUi Due to Covid 19 restrictions there will be a private family funeral service on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm. To view the service, please click on the link below.
elevated CltUi Eulogy of Fenia Ciccone (nee Celli):
Fenia Ciccone. Known as Fanny to everyone, and Nonna Fanny to a lucky 8. She was sharp, strong, strict and loved her children and grandchildren fiercely. And we love her back just as much. Yelling was her love language, and she called herself “il comandante”. Her house was her posto and her commands were given for two reasons: order and love. Her house needed to be in order and it seemed to pain her physically when the grass was too long or the carpet needed vacuuming. In the same way, she needed her family in order. Leaving her family behind in Italy to make a new life here was the hardest thing she ever did, and she lamented as her kids and grandkids travelled and moved away, knowing the value of a family that stays together. But she also understood, on some level, because one of her greatest gifts to us all was her fighter spirit, and we’re blessed to mirror her independence, her courage and her pursuit of excellence in the details of life. We’ll honour you Nonna, by eating well, staying together, supporting each other, and arguing loudly enough for you to hear us in heaven. Thank you for being here for so long. We’ll miss your steady, steely, loving presence in our lives always. Ti vogliamo tanto bene. Riposa in pace.
Our sincerest condolences Lisa, Tina. Vanina and Pat. We are so sad to hear of your moms passing. We were family friends forever. We loved her dearly. Such a beautiful woman. Eternal rest to her. God bless you all during this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace. Joanna, Rolanda and Tony Mariotti
My deepest condolences to you and your family, Tina. May you find comfort in the many cherished memories of your dear mother.
May she Rest In Peace.
Rita Lettieri and family
Our condolences to Fenia’s family . From Egilda Celli Riossi, Carmine Riossi and family, Romeo Riossi and family, Rossana and Joe Vettese.
God bless you all.
My most heartfelt condolences to you Lisa and your family. May your dear mother rest in the company of all the angels and saints.
Dear Fanny, your journey has ended , we will miss you but know you will be the angel watching over everyone.
Rest in peace.
Dear Vanina, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Even if they have lived a long life, we are never ready to let them go. My prayers are with you my dear friend.
With love, Loretta
Dear Lisa, Frank, Natalie and Daniel, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your poor, sweet mother and nonna, Fenia. I remember her being so outgoing and friendly to everyone. She was so very sweet and will be missed by many.
We wish to express our sincerest condolences to you, your family and your sisters (Vanina and Tina), your brother (Pat) and their families.
With all our love, Joanne and Serafino La Rizza and family
Dear Lisa, Frank, and family. Our deepest condolences to all of you on the passing of you mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. No matter the age or reason, it is always difficult losing someone you love. Cherish all the beautiful memories you made and know that she is watching you from above. May she rest in piece and her memories be a blessing to all. Frank and Lucy Greco