Marianne Stone Ciaccio, age 80, passed peacefully to her eternal life on Saturday January 9, 2010 while at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston with all of her family by her side.
Marianne Stone Ciaccio
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston with the Reverend Ray Pinard officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston memorial Park in Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm
She was a lifelong resident of Galveston and a member of Central Christian Church. Marianne loved children dearly and had been involved in the education and care of children for many years. She taught at Temple Academy and after fourteen years of service she went on to become the Director of Pre-School and the Child Care Center for Travis Academy where she served in that capacity for many years until her retirement.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Louis Vincent Ciaccio, Sr., three sons, Louis V. Ciaccio Jr. and wife Jackie of Brazoria TX, Ron Ciaccio and wife Rhonda of Katy, TX, and Don Ciaccio of Galveston, TX. Marianne adored her grandchildren more than anything else in life and considered them a great blessing. Christopher and wife Clacie, of Needville, TX, Carolyn Taylor and husband Jonathan of Las Vegas, NV, Amy of Houston, TX, and Michelle of Austin, TX. She had one great-grandson Landon Slade Vickrey also of Austin, TX.
Marianne loved life. She loved all her pets and grooming her beautiful garden was her hobby. Marianne loved to decorate the home for all holidays and the family so very much enjoyed seeing her decorations for all occasions. But most of all, she loved cooking big meals for the family gatherings. That was Marianne's specialty. No one was allowed in her kitchen while she was preparing the feasts. It was her gift to her family.
Marianne loved her sons and husband dearly. She loved to chat on the phone with her sons on a regular basis and loved being involved in her children's lives... Marianne's love will be greatly missed by her family.
Pallbearers are Louis V. Ciaccio, Jr., Ron Ciaccio, Don Ciaccio, Christopher Ciaccio, Karl Stumpf, and Casey Vickrey.
The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the angels at UTMB. The family cannot speak too highly of the loving care given to Marianne during her brief illness. UTMB has many angels and Marianne loved them all while she was there. They provided peace for the end of her life. We are truly grateful.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus. Please include the Ciaccio name.