November 8, 2012
— Madeline D. Chirico, 95, of 222 S.
Meadow St., passed Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Mercy of Northern
New York where she had been a resident.
A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at St.
Anthony’s Church. A prayer service will be 9:30 a.m.
Monday at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov 11,
at the funeral home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Watertown, a daughter of
Anthony and Margaret Catania DeFranco.
She married Joseph P. Chirico, and the couple resided in
Watertown. Mr. Chirico worked for New York Air Brake for
over 40 years. He passed in 1985.
Mrs. Chirico was a salesclerk for Nugent’s Clothing Store
and Barbara Moss for several years.
She was a communicate of St. Anthony’s and St. Patrick’s
Among her survivors are a son, Joseph A. Chirico, Black
River; a daughter-in-law, Nancy J. Chirico, Depauville; two
grandsons, Brandon J and Dillon J. Chirico, Black River; a
granddaughter, Hayley J. Chirico, Depauville; a
great-grandson, Jordan Downs, Watertown; a brother and
sister-in-law, Samuel and Harriet DeFranco, Fla.; four
sisters, Antoinette Navarra, Sarah Leone, Josephine Leone,
Carmline D’Amico, Liverpool; several nieces and nephews.
A grandson, Cody Chirico, three sisters, Jennie Leone,
Catherine Tarzia, Rosie DeFranco, and two brothers, Manual
DeFranco and Michael DeFranco, all died before her.
Information provided by Hart & Bruce Funeral Home
and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.