Lucy A. (nee Leone) Ciavattieri, 94, of North Port, Fla., passed away peacefully from this life Friday, Nov.15, 2013.
She was born and raised in Weymouth, Mass.
Lucy and her husband, Fritz, were married for over 50 years. Upon retirement they bought a winter home in Lazy River Village in North Port. After Fritz’s passing, Lucy decided to move to Florida full time. She was extremely active at Lazy River, setting up countless dinners, shows, and introducing bocce to the park.
For the past year, Lucy lived at North Port Pines Retirement Home, where she was the life of the party. The first one up to dance at their functions and the last one to sit down. She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.
Lucy was the devoted mother, of Frank (Roberta) Ciavattieri of Rotonda West, Fla., James (Lauren) Ciavattieri of North Port; Loving “Gram” of Michael (Jill) Ciavattieri, Matthew Ciavattieri, Cindy (Tim) McGann, and Sandy (Mike) Pendergast; and Great-Gram to Lily and Luke McGann; dear sister, of Frederick, William, Joseph, and Richard Leone; she is also survived by many nieces; nephews; cousins; and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank “Fritz” Ciavattieri; brothers, Anthony and Augostino Leone; and sisters, Mary Galante and Betty Sheppard.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. until noon Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Lazy River Clubhouse in North Port. Friends are invited to come and share their memories of Lucy, a great lady. Donations in Lucy’s name may be made to Sahib Shriners, 600 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232.
Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte, Fla.