M. Mary Cicero, 84

July 13, 2013

M. Mary Cicero, 84, formerly of Lancaster, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Agnes (Puleo) Colatta. Her husband Benedict F. Cicero passed away in 2004.

She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy class of 1946 and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lancaster. Mary was a personal care administrator for many years and had previously owned the restaurant “Mary’s Cozy Corner” in Lancaster.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Frank B. Cicero, husband of Rhoda, of New Holland, PA and Anthony J. Cicero, husband of LuAnn, of Denver, PA. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren: Frank Jr., Patrick, Michelle, Joseph, 11 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ceida Ebert, wife of Kenneth, of Downingtown, PA Dolly Sabatine, wife of Lewis, of Lancaster, and a brother, Tony Colatta, husband of Vivian, of Leola. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10AM on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602 with Rev. Daniel Mitzel as Celebrant. A viewing will be from 7-9PM on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St, Lancaster, PA with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8:30PM. A second viewing will be held on Thursday from 8:30-9:30AM at the funeral home. Interment in St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum

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August 13, 2013

Dear Frank and Tony, 
I’m sorry my condolences to you is late.  Hate to say this but I miss placed your moms obit.  I don’t know if you will remember me but my name is Patty Border. Your parents were good friends with my Dad for years. His name was Gerald (Jerry) Border. I was about 5 years of age the first time my Dad took me along to your Moms diner, ” Marys Cozy Corner”. I met her and her sister named Honey, or nick named that. I remember how pretty they both were.  Another rememberence was when your parents visited us at our home, located at 408 N. Water St. It was around Christmas time because I remember serving my Moms favorite sugar cookies. Your Dad really liked them. Last but not least, I remember sitting in the back seat with my brother Jerry and you two. You guys were a lot older then us. Dad stopped the car in front of some jewelry store, your Mom and my Dad got out of the car and went in, the 4 of us sat in the back seat. Dad put a necklace around your Moms neck and she hugged him after that. Years later I asked Dad about that and he told me that your Dad bought your Mom this necklace and as a favor, asked my Dad to take her down and give it to her as a surprise. Boy was she surprised. Your Mom was such a lovely lady, so gracious and loving. I do remember that much. If my Dad was here he would have been there to give his condolences to you both. He passed  in Augast of 2000. He was only 68 yrs of age. If you would like to contact me you can reach me at 717 392-1762 or facebook under Pat Border.  If I can remember correctly, you guys are in your 60’s by now. I turned 58 in July of this year. If it makes you both feel any better, I believe your parents are together sharing the love they had for each up in Heaven as they once did here on Earth. Take care Frank and Tony. May God bless you both.

July 18, 2013

Frank and Tony: Our sincerest condolences. Your mother was a good person, a thoughtful person, a kind person, and always considerate and kind to others. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. We shall miss her. John and Connie Mongiovi

July 18, 2013

Dearest Tony, Frank and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was the light of my life while at St. Annes. She was like a mother to me and the nicest, most loving, patient and giving person. She never stopped telling Karen and me about the grandchildren and you boys.  Heaven just got another Angel and there will be many children there that will also be calling her grandma. Peace and dearest sympathy to you all. And Margaret , I’ ll be seeing you. Save me a spot at your table. Love and miss you.
Barbara Flowers

July 18, 2013

Frank & Tony,
My condolences to all the family. Your dad and mom are together now and God will take care of them!!
Deepest Sympathy,
Gary Bowers

July 16, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss.  Please know that you are never alone.  You can find much comfort in God’s Word, the Bible, which assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

July 16, 2013

To the family of Mary Cicero:  My relationship goes WAY back to the late ’60’s.  I worked with your mother for Dr. Winters.  I was his nurse and she and I had many hours of pleasure working together.  She was always so pleasant and encouraging and I loved her dearly.  Blessings to you and cherish the memories.  Love and Prayers:  Crete Esh

July 15, 2013

alwaysDear Frank & Anthony,
I got to know your mother from being  a Tablemate with my mother at St Anne’s. What a wonderful mother you have…..she was always so sweet to talk to and to look forward to seeing when I came in to see my Mom…A very Cheerful  ,sweet woman always trying her best to cheer other up….We will truely miss your Mom but we know she is REJOICING,with her Lord and her husband.
God Bless you and know you have our Sincere Sympathy!!!
A good friend at St Anne’s

July 15, 2013

Frank & Rhoda,
May you be comforted at this time of loss. May God be your strength!
Glenn and Ginny Nix Hoover

July 15, 2013

i missed her when i quit in september at stannes i cleaned her room alot what a sweetheart

July 15, 2013

My prayers are with your family at this sad time. I worked with Mary at Oak Leaf Manor and she always
talked lovingly of her family. She also talked so many times of wanting to be with her Ben. She was a
wonderful friend.     With sympathy, Janet Bennett

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