With great sadness the family of Salvatore "Sal" J. Ciccio, Sr. of West Hartford announces his passing on April 17, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side.
He was born Dec. 22, 1920, in New Britain. He grew up in Hartford and was a graduate of Buckeley High School. He was the son of the late Angelo and Concetta (Perez) Ciccio and resided in West Hartford for the last 57 years. He was employed for 35 years with the Julius Hartt School of Music as an accordion teacher, and was a self-employed musician, playing for such bands as Landerman's Orchestra, etc. He enjoyed entertaining people and was a joy and inspiration to listen to. He began playing the accordion at the age of 10. Not only did he enjoy playing the accordion, but was a very talented musician, in that he composed and wrote his own music. He was a communicant of St. Mark the Evangelist Church.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Lena Calabro Ciccio; a son, Salvatore J. Ciccio Jr. of Windsor; a daughter, Jeannette L. Doerr, and her husband, Thomas, of West Hartford. Also, he leaves behind four grandchildren and one great grandchild, Mark Ciccio, and his wife, Anne, Brian Ciccio, Kathryn Plourde, and her son, Ryan, and Jonathan Ciccio; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Yolanda M. Capsolas of West Hartford.
The family wishes to thank his longtime caregiver Rosemarie (Romie) Hudson.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22, at 9:15 a.m. from the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 S. Main St., West Hartford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mark the Evangelist, 467 S. Quaker Lane, West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
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