OBITUARY

Anthony J. Ricci

April 22, 1926March 3, 2018

Loving husband, father, and grandfather Anthony J. Ricci of Stony Point passed away on March 3, 2018. He was born to Joseph and Carmela Ricci in 1926 in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx where he attended Manhattan High School of Aviation Trades before joining the Navy in 1944. As a crewman aboard the USS Raymond (DE-341), Anthony was in the one of the most famous battles in naval history, the Battle off Samar in the Philippines, for which he received the Presidential Unit Citation. After the war, he returned to the Bronx to drive a taxi for his uncle, Angelo D’Angiolillo, and worked in the electronics and telephone industries. Then, in 1958, he married the two great loves of his life—Camille, who was his wife of 49 years, and the FDNY. Together, he and Camille had four children, six grandchildren, 11 dogs, and one maladjusted parrot who divebombed guests. Anthony lost his beloved Camille in 2007 and spent the years since with one eye firmly fixed toward heaven. He is survived by sons Mark (Lisa) of Waterford NY, Steve (Laurie) of Oakland NJ, and Ray (Joanne) of Stony Point, and daughter Marisa (Matt) of Red Hook NY, and grandchildren Raymond, Michael, Kristopher, Nicklas, Joseph, and Mason.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home in Stony Point NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. Gregory Barbarigo Church, Garnerville followed by interment at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc. 321 South Main Street New City, NY 10956 (845) 634-6110

Services

  • Funeral Mass 10am, Visiting 2-4 & 7-9
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Paul Ratigan

March 19, 2018

Dear Mark and the rest of the Ricci Family,
My prayers and condolences to you all. Its not easy to lose a loved one that has been part of your lives forever. Please reflect on the joy and the memories you shared and cherished. May god bless you all and give you comfort !
with all my thoughts and prayers,
Paul Ratigan

Michelle Green

March 12, 2018

Mark and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Michelle Green

Tara Rohenaz

March 9, 2018

Dear Mark,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

- Tara Rohenaz

Lisa Farley

March 9, 2018

Dear Mark,
I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Farley

Beth Walko

March 9, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Matt Teiper

March 7, 2018

Dear Mark,

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are and will continue to be in my thoughts during this difficult time.

- Matt Teiper

Mike Ringrose

March 7, 2018

Dear Mark and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that God comforts you and your family in this time.

- Mike

Cecilia Cerra

March 6, 2018

Dear Mark,

My deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time. Please know that you are in my thoughts as you grieve this loss.

Cecilia Cerra