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July 7, 2016

Burial Date July 11, 2016

Funeral Home Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

Place of Service Mercadante Chapel

Section Garden of Valor I Lot Number: 85Grave Number: A#2

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     Susan (Ciccone) Pilotte passed away with loved ones by her bedside, joining her husband in heaven on his birthday, July 7th. She was 93 years of age.

Susan was born in Worcester, one of eight children of Italian immigrants Dominic and Angelina Ciccone. She graduated from Commerce High School and on June 6th 1991, in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church married Richard T. “Pops” Pilotte. When her husband joined the U.S. Army, Susan joined the Women’s Corps “WAC” serving her country as a member of the USO. Upon discharge from the service, Susan completed cosmetology courses with Brom’s academy and founded Susan’s Beauty Villa on Grafton Street and one on Shrewsbury Street. In 1968, as the University of Massachusetts Medical Center opened, Susan accepted a position in the Telecommunications Department where she worked for the next 25 years before retiring.

Susan’s husband of 50 years, Richard “Pops” Pilotte passed away in 1991. She is survived by the family she cherished, her three children, Reverend Elaine Johnson and her husband Paul of Boynton Beach, Florida, Richard ‘Dick” Pilotte and his wife Judith of Hillsborough N.C. , Patricia Belanger and her fiancée, Anthony Papagni with whom she lived; six grandsons, Brian and Michael Johnson, Richard, Christopher, Ross and Joseph Pilotte; four great grandchildren, a great great Granddaughter, many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Four brothers, Frank, Michael, Rocco and Anthony Ciccone, and three sisters, Marie Gianola, Rose Chesborough and Ann Mollicone all pre deceased her.

Susan was a member of the former St. Margaret Mary Church and its women’s guild and The Our Lady of Mt Carmel Golden Years. Richard and Susan loved to dance and would assemble with friends on Saturday night at the Froshinn club to do just that. Susan also enjoyed Playing Cards, Bingo, crochet and the occasional trip to the Casino’s. She was a dedicated mother who cherished her family especially her grandchildren. Susan was most proud having her family gathered for dinners, holidays and special occasions.

Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Sunday, July 10th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street. Her funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Burial next to her husband will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton