Carmela A. Ricci
Carmela A. Ricci, 86, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Angelina J. (Caruso) Vessella. She was the wife of the late Anthony S. Ricci. Carmela was a bridal consultant for Bridal Suite and a sales associate at James Kaplan Jewelers before retiring in 1988.
She leaves a loving son Wayne A. and his wife Barbara Ricci of Jamestown, a devoted daughter, Jacqueline A. and her husband Michael Mahoney of Pomfret, Conn.; and four grandchildren, Amy, Lauren and Matthew (and his wife Mary) Ricci and Anneliese Mahoney.
Her life was celebrated on Oct. 8 from the Stapleton-Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home, Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthew Church, Cranston.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904-9826.