Maria C. Berarducci Leone Cipicchio

Maria C. Berarducci Leone Cipicchio, age 81, of 902 West 51st Street, died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Hamot Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born November 24, 1925 in Rocca Pia, Italy, a daughter of the late Filippo and Maria Domenica Leone Berarducci and her adopted parents the late Giuseppe and Maria Berarducci Leone. She lived in Erie since 1947. She co-owned and operated with her husband Leone’s Grocery Store for over 40 years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking and gardening. She was a devoted catholic and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Giuseppe “Joseph” Cipicchio; a daughter, Maria “Jeannie” Mioduszewski and her husband Michael of Erie; one son, Domenico Cipicchio and his wife Donna Lynn of Fairfax, VA; a brother, Settimio Berarducci of Italy and four sisters, Saveria Amicucci, Giuseppina Leone both of Italy, Anna Oddi of Hamilton, Ontario and Idola Ciotti of Erie and five grandchildren, Michelle and Christopher Mioduszewski and Caitlin, Carleigh and Christina Cipicchio. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, an Independent Care Group Affiliate, on Saturday evening form 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there on Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 1626 West 26th St., at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Society, 2500 West 12th St., Erie, PA 16505 or the American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, PA 16505.

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