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.


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

Ashley Lauren Cimino

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Paul Cimino

January 16, 2019

My dearest Ashley, I want you to know how very proud I always was and always will be of you for all the beauty, love and compassion you brought to everyone whose life you touched, most of all me, your mother, Adam and Sam and your two beautiful boys Dominic and Angelo. In fact, the lives of everyone who knew you became better because of you. Your shining light is undeniable and you will shine forever in our hearts.

I will always love you more than any words can ever describe. You will always be the light in my soul and in my heart. And I will always remember you as the beautiful, intelligent and compassionate woman and loving mother that you grew up to be.

I will love you forever and you will always be alive in my mind, heart and soul.

I will see you again someday my sweet little girl.


Alba Cimino

November 9, 2018

She’s in the sun, the wind, the rain.
She’s in the air you breathe with every breath you take.
She sings a song of hope and cheer, there’s no more pain, no more fear.
You’ll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love.
We’ll be together before long, until then, listen for her song.

Love you and miss you more than words can say sweet girl 💔

Anthony Bryant

July 31, 2018

Hello I send my greatest condolences to the families of Ashley Cimino!" As today I'm just finding out this tragic news I'm overwhelmed with great hurt for the kids they live behind!" My heart goes out too the boys!" I met Ashley working for Fed Ex Ground Her beautiful smile an warm attitude would always keep a smile on your face!" She was just so sweet!" This tragic death is very surreal right now!" Butt there is a peace that comes with this horrible ending!" To Be Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!" We never know what individual are experiencing behind closed doors!" Butt whatever bought it to this she'll never suffer this lost again may her great spirit rest in heaven!" I'm great ful to have met Ashley!" To the family May God Grant you'll Peace Throughout your grievance at this time... God Bless You!"

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.