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Obituary for Francis J. "Chick" Ciarcia

Francis J. "Chick" Ciarcia

Chick Ciarcia, 95 of Dennis, MA passed away peacefully on October 22, 2021.
Born and raised in E. Boston, Chick’s parents immigrated from Italy, and he was one of eight children who he was preceded by. A proud Marine, who served during World War II, he always treasured the Corp, his country, and the friendships he made. Semper Fi. In 1950, he married his sweetheart, Natalie Marie (Martignetti) and they were blessed to celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary this past August 2021. After a chance meeting on a dance floor in Revere, their love story continued through family gatherings, annual trips to his beloved Aruba, and their daily morning ritual – a friendly, but competitive card game and scratch tickets over breakfast.

He was father of Debra Ciarcia of Winchester, Gerry and wife Betsy Ciarcia of Dennis, and Diane (Ciarcia) Pieciak and husband Ken Pieciak of Orleans. He was Papa to Maggie, Cal and Tess Ciarcia, Jillian and Matthew Pieciak and Christopher Govostes, as well as uncle and great uncle to many loving nieces and nephews, and friend to all. Chick and Nat raised their family in Arlington where he was actively involved in everything his children participated in. From Arlington to Italy, there wasn’t a field, ice rink, or stands where you wouldn’t find his bright blue eyes and big smile cheering them on. He was their greatest supporter, however also taught the value of hard work and giving it your all. His message continued into the lives of his grandchildren where he became their biggest fan too.

In 2000, Chick and “Nat” moved to Dennis where he loved his life on Cape Cod and met so many special people who filled his life with joy. Andy, Ross, Chris and crew at DPM, Dan at Sun On Restaurant, Stephanie at TDBank, Bonnie, Beverly and friends at Thursday Bingo, Cliff at Walgreens, Kate, Bill, Jack and his many neighbors at Bay Green, his fantastic doctors led by Dr. Larry Mac, his caring team at Liberty Commons, and of course, Joe Lav who could always be counted on.
With his sharp wit, sense of humor and contagious energy, Chick always brought people together with laughter and his endless jokes. He never took life too seriously and appreciated all he had. He was humble, kind, generous and had the biggest heart, always thinking of others and how he could help them. He enjoyed cooking and sharing his recipes and meals with everyone that crossed his path. It was his way of showing his love to you. Whether it was his grandchildren or neighbors, everyone hoped they left a visit to Chick’s with a to-go box of his famous sauce and meatballs.

Above all, it was his family that meant the most to him, and the simple things in life that made him happiest. He taught the importance of being there for each other, being true to yourself, honest, loyal, and caring, while also never forgetting to laugh. Chick lived his life to the fullest and embraced every day. He was passionate in relationships and about life. Nat will always be his bride, his children and their families his pride, and his light and spirit will forever shine though all the people he has touched.

Memorial Visiting hours will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Thursday, October 28th from 9:30-11am. Followed by a Memorial Mass at St. Eulalia's Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester, at 11:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chick Ciarcia may be made to The Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation for use in the Cardiology Department, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601. Late Veterean US Marine Corps, WWII.