Madeline D. Chirico

November 8, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  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 Catholic Churches.

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.