October 2, 2012
Cecelia Licardo Abissi, of 30 Fairfield Road Enfield, CT joined our Lord peacefully October 2, 2012 at Johnson Memorial Hospital.
Cecelia was born in Fishkill, NY on April, 21 1921 the daughter of Eugene and Eramelia Licardo (deceased) and one of thirteen children and the last of eleven from one family WWII Endeavor.
Cecelia achieved all A's and math award, and loved to sing and performed in school plays.
Cecelia worked on the Licardo farm in Saratoga, NY from childhood to adulthood.
Cecelia proudly served at the US Army A.S.F Depot in South Schenectady, NY. She was a mull tractor operator and drove the boxcar trailers of ammunition and bombs onto the trains and put boxcars on ships. She stopped sabotage and replaced guns, and replenished entire navy shipment of supplies.
During World War II Cecelia's mother and father cooked large pots of food, dropped off before dawn and fed the entire farm street of neighbors, later Eramelia and Cecelia re-gathered the empty pots at night.
Cecelia was at the movies with her younger sister Helen, when Charles Abissi first met her. She resisted his introductions. Charles Jokingly pulled off the silk scarf she had round her neck and put it in his jacket. Cecelia reached in and took it back saying, "Who do you think you are?" Charles told her he wanted to know her name because she was going to be his wife. On November 24, 1949, the couple was married in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Amsterdam, NY and a few years later they moved to Enfield, CT, where they resided for over 50 years, and family are members of the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Cecelia gathered family for the Kaman Aircraft picnic where she won a ten speed English racer for her daughter.
Cecelia was a joy to be around, had an enjoyable life and all who met her loved her.
Cecelia was a devoted wife, mother and sister and is survived by her loving husband, Charles Abissi, Sr., daughter Charlene and husband David Paluck of Enfield, CT, daughter Dianna C. Abissi (deceased), son Charles Michael Abissi of Shelton, CT, and his three daughters; grandchildren; Izabela, Kristina, and Katherine. Cecelia is also survived by sister Catherine Licardo and brother Rudy Licardo, Annie Sgroi, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Cecelia's calling hours will be held Friday October 5, 2012 6:00-8:00 PM.
A prayer service will be held October 6, at 11:15 AM at the Jendrzejczak Funeral Home 200 Church Street Amsterdam, NY. (518) 843-2550) www. Jendrzejczakfuneral.com, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Mary's Church.
Burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Charles Abissi, Sr. in her memory.