Angelo George Cicinelli passed away February 3, 2020, at Munson Hospice House. George was born to Camillo and Anna (Scalisi) Cicinelli on February 22, 1929, in Merrill, MI.
George went to work in the family business, Cicinelli & Sons, which started in 1921, at the age of 13. As he put it, they raised and plucked chickens for a living. The business changed and expanded over the years to finally becoming a wholesale meat company. He worked with his father and two brothers, Salvatore and William. The three brothers eventually took over the business. George was the last brother to retire in 1996, working there for over 54 years. The business was then sold to his nephews Kris and Kurt Cicinelli.
On December 26, 1953, George married the love of his life Margaret in Saginaw where they raised their five children. They had a wonderful marriage of over 66 years.
George will be missed by his wife Margaret, daughters Deborah Cicinelli-Timm (Kent), Jane Shore (John), and Peggy; sons Michael (Noelita) and James (Rita); grandchildren Anthony, Joseph, Peter (Lauren), Kenzie (Fiance Stefan), Karen (Jacob), and Joshua. His hugs will be missed by all. Marion Cicinelli is his last surviving sister in law.
He was preceded in death by brothers Peter (Ruth), Salvatore (Ann), and William; sisters Josephine (Stan) and Frances.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 9th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7 p.m. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated Monday, February 10th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski presiding. The family will also be receiving friends from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Entombment will be at St. Andrews Cemetery and Mausoleum in Saginaw, MI, Tuesday, February 11th at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073, Covenant House, Times Square Station, P.O. Box 731
New York, NY 10108-0900 or Sacred Heart Church, 143 Charles Street, Elk Rapids, MI 49629.
Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com
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