Monday, February 18, 2019, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Burial and military honors rendered by Greenville
VFW Post #3374 in St. Michael Cemetery
Nicholas Cianci, 101, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, February 13, 2019. He was born in Roccascalegna, Italy, on March 31, 1917 to Gaetano and Maria (Giangiordano) Cianci. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 12. Settling in Greenville, he raised his family and operated several successful businesses. He was a man of great faith, wisdom and love. He enjoyed cooking at family gatherings, golf, basket weaving, traveling, hunting, fishing, big band music, Turner Classic Movies and gardening. He was an accomplished card player and especially enjoyed bridge. Dad always appreciated a good conversation.
Nick attended St. Michael School and served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 during WWII. He was the co-owner/operator of Cianci’s Restaurant/Motor Lodge for 50 years and had also been the original owner of Cianci’s Barber Shop. He also served on the Board of Directors at McDowell Bank.
Nick was a lifelong member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville and was a past member of Knights of Columbus Fitzmartin Council #1446. He was a member of the American Legion Post #140 and was a past member of Greenville VFW Post #3374 B.P.O.E. #145, Greenville Family Moose Center #276, and the Italian Home Club.
On September 19, 1959, he married the former Gloria R. Maddalena. She survives at home. Also surviving are four sons; Paul M. Cianci and wife Pamela, Mark C. Cianci and wife Kate, Richard J. Cianci and wife Lydia, and Eugene N. Cianci and wife Pamela, all of Greenville, a sister Rose Gerdy and a brother John R. Cianci of Greenville, sixteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Anthony Cianci, and Camel Cianci.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church Building Fund or St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.