Kathryn Ciccariello, who owned Seven Sons Landscaping in Montauk with her husband, Thomas Ciccariello, died on Nov. 27 at Stony Brook University Hospital. She was 59 and had ovarian cancer for three and a half years.
The Ciccariellos were married on Sept. 18, 1976. The couple lived in Montauk, where they raised their three children. Mr. Ciccariello was a member of the Montauk Fire Department and Mrs. Ciccariello “helped out a lot behind the scenes,” said her daughter, Sara Ciccariello.
Mrs. Ciccariello and her husband worked hard to build a strong business and a loving family, her daughter said, and she did not take her blessings for granted. “She valued her family and she loved what she had created,” her daughter said.
She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life: the beach, dinners out, entertaining at home, and spending time with her family. “She and my father had this amazing, loving relationship and they loved spending time together,” her daughter said. “In the last couple of years, they had the type of relationship that everyone looks for.”
Mrs. Ciccariello was born in Queens on May 3, 1954, to Ronald (Joe) Berger and the former Marilyn McKeown. She grew up in Port Washington and graduated from the Paul D. Schreiber High School there.
In addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Ciccariello is survived by two sons, Michael and Thomas Ciccariello, both of Montauk, and two granddaughters. Her father and stepmother, Ann Berger of Ocala, Fla., also survive, as do a sister, Barbara Estolano of Orlando, Fla., and two nephews. Her mother and another sister, Anne Phillips, died before her.
A memorial is planned for Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at Sammy’s restaurant in Montauk.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 2501 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 435, Dallas, Tex. 75219.