Pauline (Tiberio) Cicotello

April 8, 1922 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 98)


Pauline Cicotello, age 98, of Trafford, passed in peace on Thursday April 23, 2020 at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was born on April 8, 1922, in Pitcairn, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Mignogna) Tiberio. In January 1947 she married the love of her life, the late Samuel Cicotello, and together they lived and raised four children in Trafford, PA.  Pauline was a very hard worker and never sat still. Her children lovingly referred to her as the Energizer bunny. After raising 4 children, she worked part time as a cook at Trafford Middle School. When she retired, she did extensive volunteer work with St. Regis Church. She was a member of the Altar Rosary and Mary Martha Societies, and was one of the original founders of the church’s sleeping bag project for the homeless. She was also a long-time volunteer cook with Meals on Wheels.  She is survived by two sons, Joseph (Cheryl) of Warrenton, VA; Mark (Sandra) of Broomfield, CO, two daughters, Christine (Maria Juarez) of Asheville, NC; Suzanne (Lou) Taleff of North Huntingdon; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sue Schaab of Monroeville; a brother, Anthony Tiberio of North Huntingdon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel; a brother James Tiberio; a sister Flora Marschik; and her parents.  Unfortunately, due to the current health restrictions due to the pandemic, there will be no viewing or public funeral at this time. The family does plan to hold a public memorial in honor of Pauline and to celebrate her life at a later date. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford 412-372-3111 is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Pauline’s family kindly asks that memorial donations be made to Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund ( or St. Paul’s Meals on Wheels ( The family would like to thank Redstone Hospice and especially the extraordinary staff in the Terrace Unit for the loving care given to Pauline over the last 10 years.

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Private Services

Private Interment

Good Shepherd Cemetery
733 Patton St
Monroeville, PA 15146

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