In Memoriam


Peter George Ciano

Peter George Ciano - SAVANNAH - Peter George Ciano, 67, died January 11, 2009 at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, son of George and Esther Ciano. Peter was raised in Brooklyn where he attended local schools. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, cum laude from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon honorary societies and his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in Teaching from Rutgers University.

Peter was a civil engineer with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He retired to the Landings of Savannah in 2001. He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector, served on the parish council and was active in the R.C.I.A. program. Peter was very active as a volunteer in his community working at the Social Apostolate and with the migrant workers in Metter.

Surviving are his wife, Jessie D. Ciano of Savannah, GA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Ciano Gregory and Skylar Gregory of Savannah, GA; Dawn Ciano Frascaria and Sergio Frascaria of Rome, Italy; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Christine Ciano of Hightstown, NJ; mother, Esther Ciano of Shelburne, VT; grandchildren, Tyler Gregory of Savannah; Daniela Frascaria of Rome, Italy; Katerina Frascaria of Rome, Italy; Nicholas Ciano of Hightstown, NJ; niece, Lynn Baiori of Barcelona, Spain and nephew, John Camera of Rock Hill, NY.

Visitation: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral and Burial will be at the Crabiel Memorial Funeral Home in New Brunswick, New Jersey and at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Cemetery in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Remembrances: The Social Apostolate, 502 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401 or The Migrant Ministries, 928 W. Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

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In Memoriam

From:  John Nikolai
Sent:   1/12/2009 1:56:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Sub:    Passing of Pete Ciano

Hey folks, sad news

We were notified by Pete Ciano's son, Gregg, last night, that Pete had passed away. Pete was suffering from a host of serious ailments, but seemed to have them all licked with the exception of liver cancer. He had been home for the holidays and seemed to be on the way to recovery. He went back in the hospital for treatment recently, but the cancer eventually took its toll as it does for so many of our friends.

Pete lived in Savannah, GA, where he will be waked. There will be a memorial service in New Jersey at some future date. It is ironic that the last time we had planned to see Pete was at the service for Tony Barber. He had taken a bad fall upon arriving at the airport the day of the service and could not make it. Little did we know that this was the start of a long battle for Pete, which eventually got the better of him.

I would appreciate it if you could pass on this message to others who may have known Pete. Gregg promised to keep us informed as details are known about both services. Please contact me if you would like to attend one of the services so I can let you know as arrangements are made.

We lost another great friend and a great person.

Regards, John

John Nikolai

From:   Jessie
Sent:    1/13/2009 6:36:06 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Sub:     Wake and Funeral Information

Dear Friends and Family of Peter,

I'm sure most of you know that Peter passed away on the morning of Sunday, January 11th. If any of you wish to pay your last respects to Peter, these are the locations of the wake and funeral mass:

Wake in Savannah, Georgia:
Thursday, January 15th
Times: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00  p.m.. Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Home, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406

Click the following link for directions:
Fox and Weeks Funeral Home

Funeral Mass in Helmetta, New Jersey:
Tuesday, January 20th
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 100 Main Street, Helmetta, New Jersey 08828

Click the following link for directions:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Burial in Jamesburg, New Jersey:
Holy Cross Roman Catholic Cemetery
840 Cranbury South River Road, Jamesburg, New Jersey, 08831





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