Felice Cicchino, of Newark and Bridgewater, passed away peacefully on Monday February 3, 2020 surrounded by his family.
He survived by his wife, Maria (nee Cifelli) of 62 years. Loving father of Antionette Sanfilippo, her husband Phillip; Anna Vernotica, her husband Michael; Dolores Spinola and her fiancé Christopher. He was the caring grandfather (pop) of Marisa, Michael, Felicia, her husband Nicholas; Joseph, his wife Jennifer; Enrico, his fiancé Ruben and Nicholas. Proud great grandfather to Nicholas Jr.
Felice was predeceased by his parents, Carmen and Philomena Cicchino, his brothers Pasquale, Angelo and Quintino, and his young son Anthony. Survived by his sisters Cristina and Diletta.
Felice grew up learning the value of hard work and carried those values with his throughout his lifetime, always willing to share his knowledge of all things.
Felice will be greatly missed by his family, many friends, and Buddy the cat. He will be remembered always by his love for wine, cooking, many inventions and most importantly, his tomato garden.
Visitation will be Thursday 4-8pm and 8:30-9:15am Friday at Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109. Mass 10am Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Newark, followed by interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St Francis Xavier Church, 243 Abington Ave, Newark, NJ 07107 or St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.