Obituary for Marie T. Ciccarelli (Leis)
Marie Ciccarelli, age 89 of West Haven, beloved wife of the late Philip Ralph “Chick” Ciccarelli, passed away at home on April 5, 2018. Born in New York on October 19, 1928, daughter of the late George and Theresa Vedetta Leis. She is survived by her children Anne Grace McNeil, Michael Anthony Ciccarelli, grandchildren, William Philip (Madeline Casello) McNeil, Shannon Danielle McNeil, great grandson, Logan David Ross, her brother Gerard (Diane) Leis and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Marie was predeceased by her brother Peter Leis and her sister Celia Hassett.
Marie was a very talented seamstress who worked in New York as a young girl. As a mother Marie would make clothes for herself and her children. This talent was carried on to the family craft business “Shannon’s Shelf.” Marie and her husband were co-owners and operators of the “Food Box Deli”in New Haven. She was a long time parishioner at Saint Lawrence church and was very involved in the school and parish community. Marie had a heart of gold who always put everyone else first. She touched all she met with her love and kindness and will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday morning from 10-12noon at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. A funeral service will be officiated at 12noon in the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-9959 or www.stjude.org.