elevated 1SoG1 March 30, 1923 ~ January 12, 2021
elevated 1SoG1 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 1SoG1 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 1SoG1 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 1SoG1 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 1SoG1 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.