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Rose Catherine Ciccone, age 92, passed away Tuesday February 9th at the Episcopal Church home in Rochester, NY. Rose was a lifelong resident of Watkins Glen. She was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of St Mary's of the Lake Church. She was a vibrant member of the Watkins Glen community who served as a trustee on the Watkins Glen Village Board. Rose was instrumental in the formation of the Concerts in the Park, which she was very passionate about, and which she continued managing for 20 years. Rose was awarded "Schuyler County-Citizen of the Year" in 2004 and was given the "Community Spirit Award" in 2007. Rose was also an active member of the Democratic Party.
Rose was predeceased by her husband Anthony Ciccone (Tony the barber). She was the loving Mother of Michael (Deborah) Ciccone, Stephen (Sue) Ciccone, and predeceased by her son James (Sally) Ciccone. Cherished Grandmother of Jason Ciccone, Julianna Kesic, Marc Ciccone and Christine Parry. Loving Great Grandmother of Maya Kesic and Aubrianna Mattioli. Rose is survived by her loving sister Mary Marcin. She is predeceased by her other siblings; James Macri, Giuseppe Macri, Rocco Macri, Anthony Campanelli, Angela Storey and Grace Yeager.
Friends and family may call from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, February 12th at the Haughey Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen on Saturday, February 13th at 11am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Rose's memory to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.