Domenica Cianci was born on May 25,1926 in the town of Fiumara in Calabria, Italy to her proud parents, Rocco and Marianna Barberi. The youngest of four siblings — Antonio, Vincenzo, and Rosina — Domenica married Anthony Cianci on December 28,1947 in her hometown before emigrating to the United States. A devout Catholic, she is survived by her five children, Luigi Cianci, Maria Harlow, Rocco Cianci, Marianne Sganga, and Joseph Cianci. The matriarch of the Cianci family, Domenica was the favorite mother-in-law of Paul Harlow, Fred Sganga, and Diane Cianci; loving grandmother to Allison, Michelle, Christine, Danielle, and Nicole; proud great-grandmother to Isabella, Frank, Logan, and Peyton. Known by her friends and family as Mimma, the avid card player and talented seamstress routinely showered her loved ones with her homemade Italian cooking, including her famous Christmastime zeppoli. Adored by all who knew her, she is now reunited with her husband Tony, who pre-deceased her in 1988. She will be missed dearly.
Visiting will be Tuesday from 8:30am to 10:30am at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 11am at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1703 Lurting Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.