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Helen Ricciardi

September 8, 1929 June 1, 2023
Helen Ricciardi
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Obituary for Helen Ricciardi

      Helen Ricciardi, a longtime resident of the town of Wawayanda, died on June 1, 2023 at Park Manor with friends and family at her bedside.

She was born the daughter of Louis Gazzaneo and Rose Pagliaro on September 8, 1929, in the Bronx.

She married James Ricciardi on August 30th, 1947. Together they raised their one son, Thomas, and built their home in Slate Hill.

      She worked for many years at Verizon Telecommunications, working up to being a high level executive. A fiercely independent woman, Helen was always responsible and dependable for any task. Helen was a hard worker and would do anything for anyone, especially her family. One of her favorite sayings was, "When you're happy, I'm happy." More than anything else, she was a devoted Catholic, a longtime member of the Holy Cross RC Church in South Centerville and lived her life with a faith that took her through many difficulties and losses. She will be missed by many friends she acquired over the years.

     Helen is survived by her grandson Derek Ricciardi and his wife Angela and their children, Genevieve and Dominic, one sister, Marie, one niece, Marlynne, and many close and caring friends.

     She was predeceased by her husband, James, her son Thomas Ricciardi and grandson, James 'JJ' Ricciardi.

     Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home from 4-7p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Palazzo, Pastor of Holy Cross Church, 626 Co Rt.22, Middletown, N.Y.. At 10:30 am on Wednesday June 7, 2023. Burial will follow at Ridgebury Cemetery in the family plot.

     Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. 130 Highland Ave. Middletown, NY. www.

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4:00 PM 6/6/2023 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/6/2023 7:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
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10:30 AM 6/7/2023 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/7/2023 11:30:00 AM
Holy Cross Church

626 County Road 22
Middletown , NY 10940

Holy Cross Church
626 County Road 22 Middletown 10940 NY
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11:45 AM 6/7/2023 11:45:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/7/2023 12:00:00 PM
Ridgebury Cemetery

Ridgebury Road
Slate Hill , NY 10973

Ridgebury Cemetery
Ridgebury Road Slate Hill 10973 NY
United States

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