Genevieve M. Licci

1926 - 2019

FLY CREEK – Genevieve M. Licci, 92, of Fly Creek, died Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. 

Born October 2, 1926, in Queens, she was adopted as a baby by John and Catherine (Sullivan) Kelly. 

On March 25, 1945, Genevieve married Anthony Joseph Licci according to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Church of St. Gabriel in Corona. 

She was first employed as a long distance telephone operator for New York Telephone, and then became a hairstylist and was employed in this capacity at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Hospital in Brentwood on Long Island. 

Upon their retirement, Genevieve and Anthony moved to Leesburg, Florida, in 1983. In 2000 they moved to Fly Creek, where they resided on a farm near their daughter’s home. 

Genevieve is survived by her loving daughter, Ann Carr and her husband, Richard of Fly Creek; her devoted son, Carl (Chuck) Licci and his wife, Luisa, of Fruitland Park, Florida; eight grandchildren, April (Richard) Sirvinsky, Richard (Kim) Carr, Sandra and Eric Licci, and Frank, Richard, Valerie and Nicholas Scilabro; her niece, Patricia (Nicholas) Cioffi of Cape Coral, Florida; and four nephews, Nicholas Cioffi, Jr., James Kelly and Charles and Joseph Licci. She will be truly missed by her great grandchildren, Lauren, Alex and Marissa Carr and Stefanie Scilabro.

Genevieve and Anthony were married for 63 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony, who died October 28, 2008, and two brothers, Charles and William Kelly. 

​A service to commemorate the life of Genevieve M. Licci will be offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, with the Rev. Sharon Rankins-Burd, pastor of Fly Creek United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery, Cemetery Road in Fly Creek.

Donations may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790, or The Joslin Diabetes Foundation, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.