Elizabeth Joan Ciccone "Betty"
Betty lived a full life and will be forever missed by her family and friends. She was born on February 25, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to Anna and Hans Haarer, immigrants from Ulm, Germany. She graduated in 1954 from Theodore Roosevelt High School and in 1957 married her sweetheart, Vince Ciccone. Together they raised four children and traveled as a military family until settling in Alexandria, Virginia. She was a devote Catholic and lived everyday by the family motto "Faith, Love, Patience, Prayer" established before Vince was deployed to Vietnam in 1968. She enjoyed painting, dancing, needlework, playing mahjong and spending weekends at the family retreat on Cobb Island, Maryland. Betty volunteered extensively in her neighborhood, community and church. Her energy, creativity and kindness infused everything she did and her endless love touched the lives of all she met.
Betty was the beloved wife of Vince Ciccone; mother to her adoring children Robert Ciccone, Teri (Dan) Lohmann, Joanne (Sean) Alger, and John (Alison) Ciccone and grandmother to Amy and Eric Ciccone; Chris, Andrew and Jonathan Lohmann; Tyler and Lauren Alger; and Lauren and Caroline Ciccone. She is also survived by her sister, Evelyn Kozar of Yardsville, NJ.
A Memorial Mass at St Raymond of Penafort Roman Catholic Church, 8750 Pohick Rd, Springfield, VA 22153 will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will occur at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Holy Ghost Church, 15848 Rock Point Rd, Newburg, MD 20664 Attn: Rev Robert Golas.
Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.