Ciriaco G. “Ciro” Cozzi (1921-2013) and M. Pattricia “Patti” (McNeill) Cozzi (1925-2013) did not spend much time apart. Three months after he died, Valentine’s Day 2013, she followed, on his birthday. Ciro, an artist, studied at the Art Students League and with Henry Hensche. He served as president of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum for eight years. He was co-founder, with Salvatore Del Deo, of Ciro & Sal’s. Patti was a registered nurse who was instrumental in the establishment of the Drop-In Center and Outer Cape Health Services. She also ran La Dispensa di Ciro at 430 Commercial Street and the Earth Food store. They bought 463 Commercial Street in 1973 and operated Gallery Ciro there.
Hug (2006), by Raymond Elman, a tender portrait of Patti and Ciro Cozzi. Oil and digital collage on canvas, 40 by 60 inches. [Raymond Elman]
• Find a Grave Memorial No. 105346210. (Ciro)
• Find a Grave Memorial No. 114943522. (Patti)
• Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, by Amy Whorf McGuiggan, Memorial No. 81.
¶ Last updated on 11 December 2021.