Union Fire District of South Kingstown Mourns Passing of Board of Wardens Member Anthony Ciccone

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Chief Steven Pinch and the Union Fire District of South Kingstown regret to announce the passing of Board of Warden Member Anthony G. “Tony” Ciccone.

Ciccone, a resident of South Kingstown and native of Cranston, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Crawford) Ciccone for 55 years. 

Ciccone worked as the service manager for O’Neill Oil for many years before retiring. He then worked part time for SmithCo. He was the chair of the Board of Wardens for the Union Fire District, serving more than 35 years and was a lifetime member of South Kingstown Forest Fire Service. He also served on the Planning Board for the Town of South Kingstown. 

He was an avid gardener, enjoyed woodworking, cooking and spending time with his family and grand-dog Daisy.

Besides his wife he leaves a son, Anthony W. Ciccone and his wife Stacey; daughters, Nancy J. Ciccone and her husband Erik Gottlieb, Lisa A. Diebold and her husband Peter; grandchildren, Anthony and Olivia Diebold. He was the brother of the late John Ciccone, Paul Ciccone and Theresa Hartman. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High St., Wakefield, Rhode Island. Burial will be in New Fernwood Cemetery, Kingston. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Fire District Training Fund, 131 Asa Pond Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island, 02879.