A Mass of Resurrection for Louise E. Ricci, 81, will be held Friday, 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vacaville with Fr. Humberto Gomez presiding. Mrs. Ricci passed away Monday in David Grant USAF Medical Center after a long bout with cancer. She was born on July 3, 1931, in Johnston, Rhode Island, and for the last 46 years, called Vacaville home. She was a “Household Executive” for 60 years and one that loved her sewing, always cooking and looking out for and taking care of her children and grandchildren. She loved roller coasters, white water rafting having taken seven trips to Alaska, hot air ballooning, gliders and anything that a daredevil might get into. She could also be found at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church at 7:30 Mass every Sunday, and was a committed volunteer to the Helping Hands Ministry that hosted families during funeral service for receptions. She was a member of the Good Sam Club and had been a tour director for 20 years. She was proud to say that she had been to every state in the union and every province and had been to all four corners of the nation.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Eugene of Vacaville; daughters, Pamela (Herb) Radley, Paula Ricci-Zito (William J) and Carolyn Ricci all of Vacaville; sisters, Evelyn Riccio of Johnston, RI, and Elena Morra of Massachusetts; five grandchildren: Adam and Joshua Zito, Christopher and Stephany Simmons and Angelina Rose Pasley as well as one great-granddaughter, Aubree Simmons.
Friends are invited for visitation on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Burial will be private for family members in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements under the direction of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.