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Ricci passed away at age 103 with her children at her side. She was a Resident
of the Edgehill Community in Stamford Ct., for the past 14 years. Prior to this
time, she resided in Rye, New York where she raised her family.
Born in San Donato, Italy in 1910, she emigrated through Ellis Island with her
parents and settled in Port Chester, New York. She graduated from the College
of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and was a teacher of English,
Latin and Social Studies in both the Port Chester and Rye school systems.
Gaetana was a 25 year active volunteer at United Hospital, a dedicated volunteer
for the Rye Association for the Handicapped, and a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She
was an avid amateur artist with many of her paintings decorating the homes of
family and friends and an exceptional seamstress.
Gaetana was pre-deceased by her husband, Nunzio Ricci, and is survived by her
daughters Susan Ricci and Elaine Leegstra (Ruurd) of Greenwich, Ct. and a
sister, Rita Kunz, of Columbus, Ohio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the chapel of St. Catherine of
Sienna Church on Friday, January 3rd at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her name to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Ct. 461
Glenbrook Road, Stamford, Ct., 06906 or a charity of choice .
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