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James DiCicco

James Raymond "Sonny" DiCicco, 85, passed away peacefully Friday (May 31, 2024) with his loving family by his side in Wilmington, N.C.

A celebration of life for friends and family of both Sonny and Joan DiCicco will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, (July 20) at Waterloo VFW Post 6504, 29 W. Elisha St., Waterloo, N.Y.

Sonny was born and raised September 11, 1938 in Waterloo, N.Y., the son of James and Jenny DiCicco. In 1998, he relocated to Linville Falls, N.C. and later Wilmington, N.C. He was a graduate of Waterloo High School, where he lettered in four sports. Sonny was a two-time inductee into the Waterloo Athletic Hall of Fame, first for individual accomplishments and then leading his team to a Wayne-Finger Lakes League Championship with a 17-1 record. He cherished these memories and often shared them with his children and grandchildren.

Sonny was a chemical operator at Evans Chemetics for over 40 years. After his retirement, he and his late wife Joan moved to NC to be closer to their children. 1 Corinthians 13:13 says "And these three remain; faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." To know him was to love him; Sonny was committed to loving his wife, serving his family, and cheering on his beloved New York Yankees. He will be greatly missed but we find comfort in knowing he is in the arms of Jesus and reunited with his bride.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the Genteva Hospice team, his caretaker Christy West, Chris DiCicco, Tracy DiCicco and Lance Foss.

Sonny is survived by his seven children, Julie (Bill) Izzo, Bill (Shelli) DiCicco, Jenny Alaimo, Chris (Tracey) DiCicco, Joanie DiCicco Hunt, Ben DiCicco and Mary (Lance) Foss; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings Angie Brockway, Lena Jones, Barbara (Ed) Griffus, and Ronnie (Linda) DiCicco.

He was predeceased by his late wife Joan; his parents; brothers Joseph and Jake; and sisters Mary, Anna, and Patti.

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Coe-Genug Funeral Home
46 West Main Street
Waterloo, NY, 13165
(315) 539-3231
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