A Freeport Icon Loses Battle With Cancer – Mama Cimino Passes Away

Freeport, Illinois — June 23, 2017 — It is with tears in our eyes we regrettably inform you that according to a Cimino’s family statement, last night Mama Cimino lost her battle with cancer.

Cimino’s announced about an hour ago today the sad news of one of Freeport’s most loved and respected people.

According to the Cimino’s website, “Mama Cimino is our patron saint of the finest that Italy has to offer. Everything we make is in honor to our dear Dominica Cimino”.

Cimino’s said in a statement, “With a very heavy heart we say goodbye to our mother, better known as Mama Cimino, who lost her battle with cancer late last night. She went peacefully surrounded by many family and friends.”

Cimino’s would like to thank all of their customers spanning the 40 years they have been open for all for the continued love and support through this trying time. “We love and miss you mama. Rejoice in paradise.”

Our thoughts go out to everyone who Mama touched.

You can view Dominica Cimino’s funeral arrangements here.



One thought on “A Freeport Icon Loses Battle With Cancer – Mama Cimino Passes Away

  • June 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I started working for Cimino’s when I was 17 and started a great friendship with the Cimino’s family, especially Mama, while working for them. When I started bartending at 21 she felt like a second mom to me, spending many hours talking and closing the restaurant down. We had many years of laughs and good times. I will miss you dearly mama, and will appreciate your family forever. Your “Rusty”.

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