Nancy Jo Cicogna

Obituary of Nancy Jo Cicogna

Nancy Jo Cicogna (McFall), aged 89, peacefully passed away in Venice, Florida on April 4, 2024, with her family by her side. She was happily married to Carl Cicogna for over 68 years. Nancy Jo was born in Bellaire, Ohio, on September 7, 1934, to Ken and Betty McFall. While attending Bellaire High School, she was a majorette, synchronized swimmer, and the first woman in the school's history to serve on the student council. Nancy attended Lake Erie College for Women before marrying Carl.

Nancy and Carl raised their family together in Columbus, Ohio. Nancy Jo worked for First Federal Bank and volunteered at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. She was active in the bereavement committee at St. Andrew's Parish, the Guild Athletic Club, and Iota Sigma Sorority. Nancy was devoted to her family, including her mother, her sister-in-law, Skip, her mother-in-law, Florence, and her husband. She cherished her aunts, uncles, and cousins. Nancy often expressed gratitude for her dear friends and felt blessed to have their companionship.

In 2015, Nancy and Carl relocated to Venice, Florida, to be closer to their growing family. Nancy's other passions included shopping, cooking, crocheting, and crossword puzzles. She was known for her love of manatees, her legendary lasagna, generous gifts of homemade cakes and cookie tins, and her impeccable sense of style.

She is preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) McFall and her husband, Carl Cicogna. Surviving family members include brother-in-law Robert Cicogna; children David Cicogna, Cindy (Mark) Koenig, Amy Cicogna Rose; grandchildren Marie (Nick) Sporich, Katie (Chris) Cianfaglione, Daniel (Ati) Rose, Hannah (Kent) Romano; great-granddaughters Phoebe Sporich, Elia, and Camille Cianfaglione; and her beloved nephews.

Visitation will be held at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 - 8 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice at 10 am on Wednesday, April 17, followed by a luncheon at Mama Leone's Nokomis. Burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory - Venice
265 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, Florida, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1301 Center Road
Venice, Florida, United States


Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Hwy 72
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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