Madeline Ann Ciani

Madeline Ann Ciani, 90, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away Feb. 10, 2020, at the Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. Mrs. Ciani, the third of four children, was born July 3, 1929, on Staten Island, New York to Michele and Christina Baratta Venditti.

She married Fausto A. (Nick) Ciani May 29, 1949, and they raised six children.

Mrs. Ciani was a longtime member of the Italian American Club of Clearwater and served on the board of firectors. She enjoyed line dancing, bowling, traveling and playing bingo and was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan.

Her greatest joy was her family. She relished hosting and attending family gatherings, especially birthdays and Christmas Eve.

She is survived by her three sons John V. Ciani of St. Petersburg, Fla., Christopher Ciani (Karen) of Henderson, Nev. and Michael Ciani (Stacey) of Largo, Fla.; three daughters Donna Holleron, Carol Snyder and Debra Natali all of Clearwater; sister Mary Perillo (Gregory) of Clearwater; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ciani was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sister Filomena (Phyllis) Famighetti, brother Dan Venditti and granddaughter Angela Ciani.

Visitation will be Thursday at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Friday at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, and burial will take place in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater.

— Submitted by the family of Madeline Ann Ciani

Story First Published: 2020-02-14