Obituary Details

Dorothy Ann Cicchetti

December 31, 1969 - July 16, 2020

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
Date:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time:
10:00 AM

Mass

Location:
St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
Date:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Service Time:
11:00 AM

Cemetery

Location:
Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Date:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Dorothy A. Cicchetti passed away peacefully at the age of one hundred and one years. Dorothy had many names over the years - Mom, Nan, Miss Charles, Dot, Mrs. C - names that reflected the diversity and richness of her life. Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, house mother, businesswoman, industry spokesperson and animal advocate were some of the roles that she fulfilled in her own unique style. Truly, it is rare that one person can impact the lives of so many. She will be dearly missed and certainly not forgotten.

Dorothy was born and raised in New York City. She was a devoted Catholic. She had five children. Her daughters, Diane Cicchetti and Donna Cicchetti, passed away in 2016 and 2017. Dorothy is survived by her three remaining children, Dorothy Ann Halpin, Charles Cicchetti and Orfeo Cicchetti, as well as over fifty members of subsequent generations.

We will always remember and be inspired by her love, her optimism, her charity, and her kindness. May she always rest in the peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ. . . Amen
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Archive
Posted on:
July 17, 2020
Memories Album: Dorothy Cicchetti's 100 year Birthday!
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Archive
Posted on:
July 17, 2020
Memories Album: Dorothy Cicchetti's 100 year Birthday!
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Dariel
Posted on:
July 31, 2020
Lit a candle in memory of Dorothy Ann Cicchetti
Posted by:
Frances Wang
Posted on:
July 28, 2020
I knew her as Miss Charles when she was the President of CSI and
Animal Haven at a time when women were not at the forefront of any
industry. She was ahead of her time, a go-getter and a visionary.
She worked tirelessly running both companies.

One can hear her on the phone with clients along with the meows
and barks in the background of the pets that she's transporting and
up for adoption. Through Animal Haven, Miss Charles found
my cat, Bourbon – all white with green eyes – my specifications.
She had such a kind heart for animals.

Years later, I was acquainted with her again through my boyfriend,
Tony. His sister was dating Miss Charles' son, Chuck. Small world.

She will be missed terribly.
Frances Wang
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Lafrida
Posted on:
July 22, 2020
What an amazing woman with an incredible life's story! I am blessed and honored to have known her through Carren and Orfeo, our neighbors. She was light years ahead of her time, a leader, and yet remained a woman, always elegantly dressed and in perfect and kind composure. May she eternally rest in peace
Posted by:
Carolyn Mitchell
Posted on:
July 22, 2020
I am Carolyn Mitchell, i was Dorthy's CNA from the Zebulon House. Dorthy was a very special person to me she would always say "That GOD sent me to her for a reason and said I made her feel very important and she was." To me Dorthy was a living Angel and now she is GODS Angel. I will miss you dearly. LOVE YOU
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Faye Z McCann
Posted on:
July 20, 2020
Dorothy was such a wonderful lady and friend. She was one of the people I always looked forward to seeing each year at the Nesda convention. I will miss her kind uplifting encouraging words and her smile.

My deepest sympathies to Dea and the family.


Faye McCann
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Dea Varone
Posted on:
July 19, 2020
Lit a candle in memory of Dorothy Ann Cicchetti
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Joseph Richard Smolenski
Posted on:
July 19, 2020
Sent a gift in memory of Dorothy Ann Cicchetti
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Dea Varone
Posted on:
July 18, 2020
This is Dorothy with her national electronics service dealers Association. NESDA
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Flo Bryant
Posted on:
July 18, 2020
My best friends mom. Oh what a lady. She treated me like one of her own for yrs. Life drew us all apart, but also brought us back again. You will always be in my heart, you will be missed. Always and forever with the greatest respect and love
Posted by:
Dea Varone
Posted on:
July 18, 2020
2 files added to the tribute wall
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Dea Varone
Posted on:
July 18, 2020
5 files added to the tribute wall
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Dea Varone
Posted on:
July 18, 2020
Nan with Dolce
Posted by:
Dea Varone
Posted on:
July 18, 2020
Thank you
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Dea Varone
Posted on:
July 18, 2020
Dorothy my Grandmother and my mom Donna at Brunos in Wake Forest NC in October 4th, 2016 for her birthday.
Posted by:
Danny Garris
Posted on:
July 17, 2020
What a special and wonderful lady Dorothy Cicchetti was. I remember meeting her for the first time at a VPEA Convention. She was such a thoughtful lady and was always well spoken. She earned the Electronics Hall of Fame (EHF) award. And worked with both NESDA (National Electronics Service Dealers Association) and (VPEA) Virginia Professional Electronics Association) for many decades. Dorothy was grandmother to Dea Varone who often called her, her "Nan"... Dorothy lived to be 101 years old. I would often she Dea and her Grandmother Dorothy at many of the NESDA gatherings. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dea and the family.
Posted by:
George J Weiss
Posted on:
July 17, 2020
Dea and other Family members;
I have nothing but good memories of Dorothy.
She was always a person with the highest possible standards of excellence.
A capable Industry association leader and an exceptional visionary who inspired many.
There has been nobody like her since.
As a former colleague, I extend my deepest sympathies;
George Weiss
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Visitation

St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
12333 Bayleaf Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Mass

St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
12333 Bayleaf Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Cemetery

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
770 Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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