LAKEMOOR – Anastasia Veronica DeCicco (Healey), 95, of Lakemoor, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.|
She was born May 14, 1918, in Holyrood, Newfoundland, to John and Mary (Corbett) Healey. On Dec. 2, 1943, she married Benjamin A. DeCicco in Placentia, Newfoundland. They met and fell in love while he was serving in the United States Army during World War II.
Anastasia's life revolved around her husband and very large family. She was a loving wife, caring mother and the sweetest grandmother. Her personality accommodated all. Her feistiness built character, her drive gave strength, and her compassion spawned kindness. Everyone that new Anastasia felt the deep love that she offered. She was and will always be remembered as a true gift to her family and friends.
The family would like to thank JourneyCare Hospice for its loving care.
Survivors include her children, Benjamin W., Linda M., John A. and Thomas DeCicco, all of McHenry; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. We know Anastasia would want to remember Annie Rhoades, who is a friend and was a caregiver to both Anastasia and Ben. Annie is loved dearly by our family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years; her parents; a grandson, Adam T. DeCicco; her sisters, Mary, Mildred and Nell; and a brother, Thomas.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, where prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the funeral home before proceeding to St. Patrick Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. Mass celebration. Interment will be in St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for Parkinson's disease or to the family. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 12, 2013