OBITUARY

Ashley Lauren Cimino

May 29, 1988July 4, 2018

Ashley Lauren Cimino, age 30, died on July 4, 2018 when her life was tragically taken too soon by her husband through a senseless act of violence. Ashley loved her two boys and her family. She was a generous person with a huge heart, and would do anything for anyone. Ashley was very social, charismatic and outgoing, with a happy disposition and outlook on life. She also had an infectious smile and was very intelligent. Ashley loved spending time with her family, friends, and going to the beach. She also idolized and cared greatly for her grandfather, Dominic. Family traditions such as birthdays and holidays were very important to Ashley, especially Christmas time.

Ashley is survived by her sons, Dominic and Angelo; her parents, Alba and Paul Cimino; brothers, Adam and Sam Cimino; grandfather, Dominic Cimino; uncles, Peter Cimino and Albert Borgnis; aunts, Cheryl Cimino, Alberta Lucarelli and Hazel Borgnis; God mother, Judy Sidella; and many cousins and an abundance of friends. She was preceded in death by her fraternal grandmother, Dorothy Cimino and maternal grandparents, Edna and Albert Borgnis.

A visitation will be held Sunday, July 8 from 6:00-8:00pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. A funeral mass will be on Monday, July 9 at 1:00pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC.

The family asks that you bring a photo of a great memory with Ashley to the service to help them make a collage.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Connie Gerock

July 12, 2018

There are no words to describe this tragedy. I only met Ashley a handful of times, and realized what a wonderful young lady she was when my son talked about her.

A memory I have is her loving smile and kind words for her two sweet boys.

You raised a beautiful and remarkable daughter. I know this is very painful for you,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you peace.

Connie Gerock

Judy Lake

July 12, 2018

Adam and Sam
I know that losing your sister is hard on both of you. Ashley cared and loved the both of you so much. Adam, you were such a caring and good big brother to Ashley. Sam, you were the little brother that Ashley loved protecting. Ashley will remain in your hearts and memories forever. She is watching over both of you from Heaven above. Look for the signs that she will send you from Heaven, butterflies, dimes, pennies, cardinals etc. When you see one, remember that she is sending you her love and that she is okay.

Claire Marie Miller

July 11, 2018

I would love to offer Alba a nurturing massage when you are ready. I came to the visitation for Ashley and introduced myself to you. Ashley took many of the classes I taught and was a joyful, engaging and nurturing student and massage therapist. Ashley is a member of our massage family and I would like to honor her with a benefit. When you are ready to talk to me and OK this future event, please call on my cell phone. 919-280-5505.
I will also be creating a scholarship in her honor for my Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage workshop. It will be given to a woman who has children and needs the support to train in this work.
I can only say my heart is breaking for all of Ashley's family, I am sending you my biggest HUG. I am here to help please reach out.

Suzanne Bass

July 10, 2018

There just aren't words to say how sorry I am for your loss. I met Ashley the very first time she sent Dominic to preschool. I had the joy of being his first teacher--and Angelo's, too! Ashley was a wonderful mom. The boys would light up when they talked about her and she would light up talking about them! Ashley was loving and kind and generous and giving of herself. Not only did she have extra hugs for her boys, she also had hugs for their friends. I loved the way she would stop by my classroom early in the year to encourage the "first time" preschool parents by letting them know that their children were in good hands and would quickly learn to love coming to class. Ashley was an incredible person and I feel blessed to have known her. You all remain in my prayers. All my love to Dominic and Angelo!

Judy Lake

July 10, 2018

Alba and Paul
My heart and prayers go out to you both. They say it's the hardest thing possible, when you lose a child. I know that you both have been (and still are) excellent parents to Ashley, as well as, Adam and Sam. You have done everything possible to keep your children safe, but sometimes even the best intentions are not enough. Her husband was responsible for what happened to Ashley, there was nothing that you could have done to prevent this. You loved and cared for her in the best of your abilities. It was so sudden and such a tragic loss. Ashley is in Heaven, watching over the both of you, as well as, Adam and Sam and Dominic and Angelo. You will see her again, when the timing is right. In the meantime, she will remain in your hearts and memories. May God bless you, during this difficult time. May he grant you peace and comfort. I love you.

Michael Newton

July 10, 2018

Cimino Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ashley was such a sweet and fun loving young woman. I remember as kids playing at the house and Ashley would always chase us around as she always looked up to us. I saw Ashley last at a mutual friend's birthday party and was so happy to see her. This news breaks my heart as she cared for those boys so much. Your family is in my prayers and we are all so sorry for this terrible loss.

Much Love,

Mike Newton

Sandy Reed

July 9, 2018

Alba, Paul and family

I have been searching for the “right words” since I heard about Ashley but then I realized there is nothing right about any of this. I am so sorry. Please know that you , Ashley, and those beautiful boys are in my thoughts and prayers. Try to stay strong and remember we love you.

Katy Breitenbach

July 9, 2018

I was a client of Ashley’s from 2015-2017. Ashely was such an outstanding woman. She took on each of her client’s stories with her full heart. She went so far beyond just being a support provider or caregiver, she invested herself. She would send texts and emails of encouragement when she knew you were headed in for a procedure or test – and if things didn’t go well she was quick to offer sincere support and hope. It takes such a special heart to be able to be there for others in the capacity that Ashley was. I will be forever grateful to have known Ashley. She not only touched lives, she changed them.
She was a beautiful soul and I am heartbroken for the Cimino Family and her boys. Every time she shared anything about those sweet boys her whole face would light up with her amazing smile. She was bursting with pride and love for them. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Lake

July 9, 2018

The last time that I saw Ashley was when I was returning from a trip to Florida with some family members. She was about 6 years old. I didn't get to spend much time with her because she was getting ready to attend a birthday party. She was very sweet and such a good big sister to her brother Sam. She was very protecting to him. That was also the first time that I was able to meet Sam, a precious baby who fought hard to come into this world. I know that Ashley will continue to watch over both Sam and Adam, as well as Dominic and Angelo, and her parents, from heaven above. Ashley will be greatly missed, but will be in their hearts forever. Rest in peace, Ashley. You were taken away much too soon.

Carolyn Brownlow

July 9, 2018

As one of Dominic’s preschool teachers, I got to know Ashley through our chats at drop-off and pick-up. I felt like she was a good friend, because that’s how she made you feel when she talked to you. She was so warm, funny, down-to-earth, generous, and loving. She was a great mom, and her love for Dominic and Angelo was evident. I’m heartbroken over your loss, and will be praying for your family. I love those boys. They are so sweet and hold a special place in my heart. Please let me know if I can help your family in any way.

Carolyn Brownlow
(T-K preschool teacher)