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Joy Diane (Creed) Cicero

April 22, 1946 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 72)

VIENNA - Joy Diane (Creed) Cicero, 72, of Vienna, passed away on Wednesday evening January 2, 2019 at her home.

She was born in Warren, OH on April 22, 1946 a daughter of the late Harold and Joyce Creed.

Joy was a graduate of Liberty High School and went on to beautician school which would lead her to work as beautician and clothing model for local retailers over several years before starting her career at Packard Electric. She worked for 33 years split between working the line and being a forklift operator and while there volunteered for the newsletter staff, writing and editing articles.

Joy was an avid genealogist and conducted extensive research into Creed and Merrill family history, as well as that of the Cicero’s.  Her research took her on an unforgettable trip to England where she met other Creed family members and visited historic landmarks.  She created many great memories for her children with the annual Geneva-on-the-Lake and Pennsylvania camping trips. While in Pennsylvania, she enjoyed riding motorcycles with family and friends and during the winter months she spent much time crocheting countless blankets, hats and baby clothes.

Joy loved her family, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will forever be remembered through her memorable stories.

She leaves behind her husband Philip J. Cicero whom she married at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niles, OH on February 28, 1969; her children Philip (Renata) Cicero II and

Noah Cicero; her grandchildren, Darren, Anna, Allison and Brandon Cicero; and by her siblings Linda (Kurt) Hepler, John (Kathi) Creed, and Ruth (Bill) Suit.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her middle son Michael David Cicero.

A funeral service will begin at 12:00PM on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at the Dillon & Santucci Funeral Home 4471 Warren-Sharon Road Vienna, OH.

Friends may pay their respects to Joy from 10:00AM until the time of the service.

Burial will follow at Crown Hill Burial Park.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers from MVI Hospice and Cheri Waldron for their care and support.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44505.

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