Michael T. Ricci, 83, of New Galilee, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Kindred Hospital in Beaver.
Born May 8, 1929 in New Galilee, he was the son of the late Telesforo and Bambina Carlini Ricci. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, 179th Tank Company, 45th Division, on the 38th parallel. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish. He had been a member of the Little Beaver 55 Plus Club. He retired from the former Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Company, East Works Department, with 42 years of service where he had been a pickler and a crane operator. He was an avid hunter, skeet shooter, a trap shooter, and shot small bore rifles. He liked to travel and he enjoyed attending various Italian festivals and parish picnics. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Keith Frischkorn, Beaver Falls and Anita and Butch Hartung, West Mayfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Kristine Ricci, Big Beaver; five grandchildren, Mary Frances Frischkorn, Penny and Autumn Gallentine, Michael Joseph Ricci II, and Michela Ricci; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Zach Baysinger; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald A. and Grayce Ricci, South Beaver Township; a sister, Carmelina Cistolo, Arizona; a sister-in-law, Delores Basile, New Sewickley Twp. and a special niece, Lorraine Ricci, New Galilee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Basile Ricci on July 18, 1989; an infant brother, Arganti Ricci, who died in Italy; a brother, Anthony Ricci; a sister, Marfisa Colaianni and a son-in-law, Dwayne Gallentine.
Friends will be received Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, www.hillandkunselman.com , 3801 Fourth Avenue, College Hill, Beaver Falls where prayers will be recited Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish, with Father Kim Schreck as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, North Sewickley Twp.
Full military honors will be conducted by The Beaver County Special Unit on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery.