Nicholas V. “Chick” Cicchese, 92, of Port Richey, Florida died February 26, 2015, in New Port Richey. He was born on May 21, 1922 in Staten Island, New York, the son of Vincent and Anna Cicchese. He attended school there and following his graduation entered the US Army during WWII. He was a combat medic in the 120th Infantry and a Bronze Star recipient. After his discharge from the Army he joined the New York City Police Department, later becoming a detective and retired in 1972. He married Aileen Gilroy and the couple made their home in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. After retiring in 1972 the family moved to Bayonet Pointe.”Chick” worked for Maxine Coulter Tax Collector, was an acting Director for the Better Business Bureau and worked at Florida State Employment Services. He was also a member of Cops for Christ, Full Gospel Business Men, Gideon’s and VFW Post 7845. Chick attended Faith Assembly Church in New Port Richey.
He is survived by his wife Aileen Cicchese, two daughters; Jacqueline Basak and Aileen Palumbo, two sisters; Dorothy McKenna and Joan Lasalandra (Vito) and two grandchildren; Steven Basak and Brittaney Palumbo. He is also survived by seven nieces and two nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Funeral Home Chapel, friends may call from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
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