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Pica, Nicolina
Nicolina Pica, age 95 of Abingdon, died at 5:30 pm Sunday, February 12, 2012 at her home.

She was born on August 27, 1916 in Sant'Arsenio, Italy, the daughter of Arsenio and Antonia (Pecora) Franco. She married Giuseppe Pica on October 22, 1938 in SantArsenio, Italy. He preceded her in death on November 18, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and one grandson.

Nicolina is survived by her children, Margaret Pica of Abingdon, Arsenio (and Ann) Pica of Fairbury, Antonietta Maienza of Abingdon, Mary (and Bruce) Parrick of Abingdon and Gerald (and Jane) Pica of Champaign; 20 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Parish Altar and Rosary Society, the Sacristan of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Third Order of Lay Carmelites, Focolare, The Legion of Mary, the National Catholic Society of Foresters, and the Peoria Diocese Cursillo. She was also a member of the OSF St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary, the Abingdon Womens Club and the Sewing Club.

Her hobbies included making crafts, helping in fundraising events, sewing, knitting, taking many pictures and she enjoyed Italian music.

Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am Saturday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Praying of the Rosary will be at 11:30 am Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Abingdon followed by the Funeral Mass. Father William Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or OSF St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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