OBITUARY

Mildred Cicchitti

October 13, 1923June 3, 2021
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Mildred Cicchitti, age 97, left this world to be with her Lord in Savior on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021. Mildred was born October 13, 1923, in Brooklyn, NY to William and Ursula Rauff where she grew up. After relocating to Farmingdale, Long Island NY, Mildred and her husband Tom raised 4 children.

She spent many happy senior years in Wilmington, NC. A devout Catholic, Mildred will forever be fondly remembered for her honesty, warm heart, and classic Italian cooking.

Mildred is survived by her 3 children, Barbara Karpowicz, Geri Patrovich, Robert Cicchitti, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Mildred is predeceased by her husband Thomas Cicchitti, daughter Kathleen Tenney, brother William Rauff, granddaughter April Tenney, and son-in-law Paul Karpowicz.

A funeral service will take place at 10:30am on Saturday, June 12, at the Coble Funeral Home Chapel, 1155 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC. A live stream will be made available for those who cannot attend in person. To receive a link please email a request to butterflyrose0807@gmail.com to receive the live-stream code before service begins. A recording of the service will be made available for 90 days after the service.

Interment will follow directly after the service at Oleander Memorial Gardens, 306 Bradly Drive, Wilmington NC.

At the family’s request, masks are required if not vaccinated.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial donations to Mildred’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Bobby Rauff Sr.

June 12, 2021

Beloved Sister, Second Mother, Friend, Teacher. Your soul is with the Lord, but the wonderful memories we shared will remain forever in our minds and hearts. You and Tom where surely my second Mother and Father, You both taught me so much and treated me more like a son than a brother. God only knows what would have happened to me if not for you two. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful times and the valuable education and the unconditional love. Your soul is with the Lord, but all the wonderful memories will remain forever in our hearts and on our minds. Until we meet again, Love you Sis!!!!! Say hi to everyone up their. See ya!!!!!
God Bless you, Love ya, Jeanne & Bobby XOXOXO

Barbara Karpowicz

June 11, 2021

Mom - I've spent most of my 72 years either living with you or near you. You've always been an important part of my life. It's going to be hard to say goodbye. I am so happy you are in heaven with Dad, Kathy, and all the family that has passed before you and that you are no longer tethered to an oxygen tank or dependent on your walker. You're new again and I know you are happy. Thank you for all you have taught me about life, growing old, and the importance of "family".

A lot of people say it's hard to be a caretaker for someone, but you always tried to make it easy for me. I enjoyed our lunches and dinners together. We always seemed to have so much to talk about. I'll miss your morning and evening calls that began and ended my day. I could go on forever about how much I loved you and our time together. You'll always be in my heart and thoughts. Rest in peace Mom.

Mary Adams

June 10, 2021

I will miss Mildred. She was loved by every one. She was nice and funny she was like a mother to me. I love her very much.

Thomas Patrovich

June 8, 2021

I first met my future mother in law when I started dating her
daughter Geri, back in the late 1960's. I would come to know and call her "Mom" because because she always treated and made me feel like one of the family back in those early days, and as each year passed. I too will miss seeing her and hearing all of her stories of what new adventure was going on in her life. But her kind and loving memory will always be deep within me and others that she touched throughout her years with us. God bless you "Mom" I love you...Tommy.

Peggy Stoltz

June 7, 2021

Dear Barbara,
So sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. She lived a long and happy life and you were blessed to have her living here. You are in my prayers. Love, Peggy Stoltz

Geri Patrovich

June 7, 2021

Mom,
You were the glue that held us together. You helped make me the women I am today. You were all about family and were such a giving person. You never discouraged me from finding my way through the work force, from Beauty School to Nursing and finally an office job ( a place I swore a would never work in.)Thank you for giving me the confidence to be on my own and make a good life with Tom and our family.
You will be in my heart forever...
Geri

Anna Garcia

June 6, 2021

Mildred has been so instrumental in my life. Always worrying about me and giving me her invaluable advice. If the Chichetti children don’t mind I asked Mildred to be my second Mom. Such a caring and loving person.

I will miss her so much, and she will be in my prayers.

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