Ann Cicio, 88, retired secretary

Ann Cicio of Boca Raton, Fla., a retired secretary, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 23, with her family at her side. She was 88 years old and the wife for 65 years of Frank Christopher Cicio, Sr.

Mrs. Cicio was born in Manhattan, daughter of Gaspare and Rose Bologna, and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from high school, she had various secretarial positions and, during World War II, was a  secretary for the Red Cross. She continued her secretarial services for many years until retiring at Ciba-Geigy.

Mrs. Cicio raised her family in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and in her retirement she enjoyed spending winters in Florida with her husband.

She had also lived at Ballard Green in Ridgefield.

“Ann was a loving and devoted wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother,” her family said. “Ann’s quick wit and warm heart filled the lives of her family and friends with joy.”

Mrs. Cicio is survived by her four children: Frank and his wife, Maria, their sons, Christopher and Sam; Debbie and her son, Jesse, his wife, Cara, and their daughter, Layla; Jeffrey and his wife, Barbara, their children Carolyn and her son, Dante Jeffrey; Brian and his wife, Kim, and their son, Mason; Adrienne Hance and her husband, Mark, and their sons, Alex and Spencer; and a brother, Sam Bologna.

She was predeceased by sisters Benne, Frances, and Mary, and brother Vito.

Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions in her memory can be made to Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011