Joseph Cicchini Sr.

Joseph N. Cicchini Sr.

1926 - 2014

Joseph N. Cicchini Sr., 87, passed away in Manor Care on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

He was born in Kenosha on Dec. 25, 1926, the son of the late Arthur and Maria (Decono) Cicchini.

Joe graduated from St. Catherines High School. On April 30, 1949, in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to the former Elizabeth Sturino. Joe served his country with the U.S. Army from 1945 until 1947. He had been employed by AMC/Chrysler for over 40 years, retiring as Manager of Factory Vehicle Distribution. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Italian American Club, and the Kenosha Country Club, where he served on the board of directors.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Betty; their children, Michaeleen (David) Prest, of Palm Desert, Calif., Joseph Cicchini Jr, also in California; grandchildren, Mallory (Matthew) Todd, Chad Prest, all of Palm Desert, Calif., Emily Prest, of San Diego, Calif.; former daughter-in-law, Cindy (Paul) Pujanauski, of Racine; sister, Clarice (Mitchell) Kitchens, of Kenosha. Joe is further survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Mario Cicchini and sister, Lucy Beasley.

A Memorial Mass celebrating Joes life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 45th St. and 22nd Ave. Visitation will be in the lower level of the church on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.


4600 County Line Rd. Racine


Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Mar. 3, 2014