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Nicholas DeCicco

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BENNINGTON -- Nicholas C. “Nick” DeCicco, 92, a former resident of East Street, Bennington, died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Bennington Health & Rehabilitation following a long illness.

Born in Boston, March 29, 1915, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna (Rossetti) DeCicco. He received his education in Boston. Mr. DeCicco was a sergeant in the Army Air Corp during World War II.

Nick married the former Rita Thayer in Buffalo, N.Y., on Jan. 29, 1945. Nick and Rita moved to Bennington from Levittown, N.Y., in 1978. Mrs. DeCicco died Aug. 14, 1996.

In earlier years he was employed as a technical writer for Grumman Aerospace on Long Island, N.Y.

Nick was a member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales church. His hobbies and interests included selling and collecting stamps, traveling, reading and horse racing. He was a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox.

The family would like to thank Nick’s son-in-law, Eddie Drew, for the countless hours of loving care that he extended to Nick during his lengthy illness.

Survivors include three children, Dolores (Dee)) Drew and her husband, Edward, and Bob DeCicco and his wife, Kathleen, all of Bennington, and Kathy DeCicco of Huntington, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Kimberly, Amy and Nicole; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. DeCicco had a great-grandson, Aiden James Gibson, who passed away last November.

He also was predeceased by four sisters, Alice Mercurio, Pauline Mercurio, Phyllis Perrino and Helen Hoyle.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 11 a.m. where the Mass of Resurrection will be offered.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

The wake service will be held Tuesday evening.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.

In light of Nick’s life-long support of the Boston Red Sox, the family has requested that contributions in his memory be made to the Jimmy Fund, a fund to support the fight against cancer in children and adults, through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Information provided by the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 16, 2007
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