Obituary of Eugene J. Ricci
RICCI, Eugene J. Passed away on May 7, 2017 at Kaiser Permanente after a short illness, while surrounded by his family. He was 85 years young. Eugene was born in Franklin, Minnesota on September 4, 1931. At 8 months old, Healdsburg, CA became his home. Eugene was a carpenter for 35 years all the while tending to his Ricci Ranches. His greatest joys were spent with his wife of 54 years. They worked side by side in the grapes, traveling in their R.V. and raising a family that was bonded by the example that he, our "hero/dad/grandpa" set. He enjoyed his life with his family and friends to the fullest. Salute! Eugene was proceeded in death by his parents, Anna and George Ricci and son, Chuck Ricci. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; his brother, George; son, Jim (Debbie); grandkids, Eugene (Susan), Holli Ann, Falynn, Ashley, Anthony and Nathan, nine great-grandkids and four great-great-grandkids. All are welcome to attend services: Rosary this Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., followed by funeral mass on Saturday, May 14th, 2017 at noon, both at St. John's Catholic Church of Healdsburg, CA. Burial after mass will take place at Oak Mound Cemetery with military honors.