March 9, 1977 - March 12, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 40
Andrea Cicirelli, 40, died on March 12th surrounded by her loving wife, children and family.
Andrea was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago. Through those 10 years she handled the ups and downs of the disease with grace and continued living her life with excitement, adventure and a positive attitude. Andrea always managed to have a smile on her face, which comforted those around her. She also made sure her family was a priority in her life despite her ongoing struggle with metastatic cancer.
Andrea was born on March 9, 1977 the daughter of Joseph Cicirelli and Barbara (Short) Cicirelli. She was raised in Sandwich, MA. Andrea graduated from Bishop Stang High School and went on to receive her psychology degree from Wheaton College.
Andrea spent a few years "wandering" after graduating college, but eventually found her passion in education. She was a dedicated teacher at Northwest Elementary School, where she taught first grade for ten years. She loved spending her days teaching, learning and exploring the world with her young students.
Andrea loved playing sports and was a star on the basketball court and soccer field. She played basketball during her four years at Wheaton College. Andrea was also an avid traveler. She spent five weeks backpacking in Ireland by herself and completed a three month cross country journey with a friend. During that trip she visited all of the National Parks and loved sleeping under the stars as they tented every night. Andrea also cherished time spent at the ocean. Whether sitting on the beach in the warm sun, boogie boarding, or walking the shore in the winter, Andrea was most at peace by the water.
But what brought Andrea the greatest joy in life was being with her wife and two children. Andrea loved taking the kids on outdoor adventures, making projects, reading books, and especially dancing together as a family. Andrea will be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.
She is survived by her wife, Meghan Foley, and their two children Amelia, 4, and Myles, 2, of Manchester; her parents, Joseph and Barbara Cicirelli, of Brooksville, FL; her five siblings, Laura Katz and husband Lee of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Arthur Cicirelli of Cape Cod, MA, Michael Cicirelli and wife Cammy of Cape Cod, MA, Timothy Cicirelli and wife Mika of San Diego, CA, Patricia Moorehead and husband Greg of Londonderry, NH; brother-in-law Christopher Foley and wife Lindsey of Concord; and eight nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Andrea's Life was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at The Riverside Room, 250 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH. In lieu of flowers, which last temporarily, please consider writing a favorite memory of Andrea that Meghan, Amelia and Myles will be able to cherish forever. Memorial donations may be made to the educational fund created by Andrea's siblings: The Cicirelli Education Fund, c/o: Citizen's Bank Headquarters, 875 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104.