Dorothy Joan Sico

January 14, 1937January 26, 2021

Dorothy Joan Sico, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Round Rock, TX. She was born on January 14, 1937 to parents Reva (Wescott) Abbott and Luke Abbott in Scranton, PA. She graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1955. She married her sweetheart, Gaetano J. (“Tony”) Sico in 1960. Together, they lived and traveled around the world due to Tony’s military career in the US Air Force. They spent over 60 loving years together and raised 3 children.

In 1988, they made Austin, TX their permanent home after Tony’s military retirement. Dorothy continued working as a registrar for a local educational testing company. In 2005, she finally retired to enjoy more time with her family. Dorothy enjoyed reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. A devout Christian, she was a long time member of Saint Louis King of France Catholic Church and in more recent years, Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her daughter, Ann Marie Sico. She is survived by her husband Tony, her children Tony and Angela, son-in-law Rory, son-in-law Brett, daughter-in-law Sheri, her grandchildren Aiden, Isabella, Ciaran, and Siobhan, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass in honor of Dorothy will be held on March 2, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church in Austin, TX. The mass will also be live streamed over the internet from the church’s website (

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society or to one’s favorite charity.


  • American Cancer Society


2 March

Memorial Service

5:00 pm

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church

12041 Bittern Hollow
Austin, Texas 78758


Dorothy Joan Sico

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JoAnn Stead

February 21, 2021

Joan was my best friend for over 60 years. We had fun no matter where we were or what we were doing. We shared everything, even clothing. 2000 characters is not enough to share all the good times we had. We have a lot of great memories from our summer in Nebraska. I will forever miss our visits and phone calls.

Jan Sternenberg

February 9, 2021

So sad to learn of Joan's passing! Most sincere condolences to Tony and family! Fond memories of SAC Hq years in Bellevue, NE!

Susan McCauley-Kelly

February 3, 2021

Dear Sico and Nolan families - I am so very sorry to learn about the loss of Dorothy - your wife, your mother, and your grandmother. May the Lord be with you and bless you all.

With my sincere condolences, Susan McCauley-Kelly

Jean Roussel

February 2, 2021

My heart is heavy because I have lost a great friend. Joan was so funny, caring and giving. She loved her family. I always enjoyed listening to the stories of the grandkids. She was so proud of all of them. I know she is looking down on all of us and I know she is at peace. I will miss her and her calls. Take care, Joan. You will always be in our hearts,

Jean Roussel
Austin, Tx

Sarang Deshpande

January 30, 2021

Hi Angie & family,

Was informed today about passing away of your beloved mom. These must be very tough times for the entire family. May God offer you all, the strength to bear this great loss.

Please accept my sincere condolences.

-Sarang Deshpande