Cecilia P. Sweet, 87, of Lehigh Acres, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at her grandson's home. She was born July 22, 1925, in Agrigento, Sicily, the daughter of the late Francesco and Giuseppina (Scalabroni) Presti.
She married Rufus E. Sweet in 1946, in Gela, Italy.
She worked for American Cyanamid in the advertising department for 33 years, before retiring in 1985. She was the treasurer of EPEC, board member of the League of Women Voters in Fort Myers and volunteered at the Calusa Nature Center.
She is survived by her daughters, Josiane Stanley of Strasburg, Va., and Colette Savage of Kalaheo, Hawaii; grandchildren, Daniel Stanley, Aaron Stanley, David Savage and Amanda Savage, great-grandchild, Edward Stanley; and siblings, Diego Presti and Clementina Anello.
She was predeceased by her husband.
A memorial visitation was held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Dwyer Funeral Home, in Patterson, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33905.