Patricia Ann (Godec) Cicatiello, wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, animal advocate and friend to all
passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2022. She was born on May 25, 1942, in Girard, Ohio, to Ann and Edward Godec.
Pat grew up in Girard where she graduated validictorian from Girard High School and was a proud member of
the “Geese Sisterhood.” She was also validictorian at Mount Sinai Nursing School, where she received her RN
degree. While attending nursing school, Pat met, fell in love with and married the man that became her best
friend and husband of 58 years, Tom Cicatiello. Soon after, Tom earned his BS from Youngstown University
and they began their pursuit of the American dream. Pat and Tom had three children in three different cities
as they chased better opportunities. Finally grounding in Austintown, Ohio, they built their first home and
raised their kids.
Pat, a.k.a. Mama Chick, was the matriarch of the family. She instilled her drive for learning in her kids and took
them to swim, tennis, softball and baseball practices while ensuring everything was taken care of at home. Pat
was a voracious reader, avid flower gardener and a wicked good 500 Bid card player. She had many hobbies
over the years such as swimming and playing tennis at Canfield Swim & Tennis Club, painting ceramics,
sewing, stitching needle point, crocheting blankets, and collecting coupons—even used a few—but Pat’s
special gift was creating a welcoming home for all. Pat’s big heart was also open to animals including dogs and
cats. She loved cats. And cats loved her. Over the years, Pat fostered dozens of cats and she and her sister
volunteered countless hours at Angels for Animals. To be close to her sister, Pat and Tom moved to Port St.
Lucie, Florida, where she and her sister loved hunting for sea shells before returning home to Austintown.
Pat is survived by her husband, Thomas, sister, Nancy Klingensmith, (nephew, Michael), and brother-in-law,
John Kusnir, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, daughter, Judi (daughter-in-law, Julie, granddaughter Maddie) of
Columbus, and son, Mike (daughter-in-law, Deanna, grandchildren, Thomas and Sophia), of Rogers, Arkansas.
Pat was preceded in death by her son, David, niece Nicole, and parents.
In her 80 years, Pat touched so many with her love, smart humor, and servant’s heart. She was especially
proud of her kids and grandkids, and supported them in everything they did.
There was a private service held on August 26, 2022, at Schiavone Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio. Pat will
rest at Cavalry Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio.
All who loved Pat are encouraged to support Angels for Animals Veterinary Care & Shelter, who are “A Place of
Hope, Healing, Compassion, Companionship, Faith & Trust” for cats and dogs by making a donation at
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