Edwin J. Ricci Sr.
Edwin J. Ricci Sr. 82, of Providence, Rhode Island peacefully passed away with family by his side on Wednesday August 17, 2016. He was born in Portland, Maine on April 12, 1934 to the late Sebastian and Carolyn (Parrillo) Ricci. He is survived by his beloved partner, Dolores Gosselin of Providence, his daughters Catherine Campanile, Audrey Amadio and son-in-law William Amadio, Rebecca Mendonca, sons; David and daughter-in-law Mary, Michael all from Cranston, Rhode Island, along with son Edwin Jr. of Salem, New Hampshire; brother Benedict and sister Margaret St Jacques of Portland, Maine. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 11:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02910. Visitation with the family will be held 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode at www.hopehospiceri.org
Eddie - 08/19/2016
Dad - Thank you for wonderful memories, I’ll cherish forever. Your positive outlook during your illness was amazing and left me knowing how strong a man you were. I'll miss you, but know we'll see one another again. Rest peacefully and know that my love for you will never end.
David - 08/19/2016
Your return home hasn't hit me yet. I wish now that I hadn't been selfish by not visiting you more cause I thought you were upset at me,only to find out you weren't as you told me when we had our 1 on 1 chat. As I held your hand crying you told me you were never upset at me. You told me to be strong for you and you had no regrets,you were proud of the man I had turned out to be. Well dad I am trying to be strong for you and wish we had 1 more time to go fishing or hit the Nordic Lodge.I will miss you dearly.Now you can rest knowing that we all will honor you and your wishes.
Love you 👄
Alyssa - 08/19/2016
Papa Ed, I am so grateful that when I came home I got to spend time with you. You were a wonderful grandfather and will always be in my heart. I will never forgot all the jokes you would play on me and the cousins. You had the best stories to tell (especially the ghost stories on Richard St). I love you papa Ed. May you rest in peace ❤️❤️❤️
Debra A. Lynch - 08/19/2016
My heart goes out to all of you , For I know what it is like to loose someone we love dearly.Just know that he will always be with you in your hearts and memories. He will never really be gone. Take comfort in in knowing that all your memories will keep him close.
June and Frank Amadio - 08/19/2016
Our deepest sympathies to you Audrey and your family.
Paula Tousignant D'Amore - 08/19/2016
I want to give my condolences to the Ricci family. And to Mr. Ricci I want to apologize for all the hell I pulled with Cathy and Audrey back in the 70's at the slumber parties at your home. But I had so much
fun. And you put up with me. May you rest in peace. God bless
Wayne Beaulieu 8/19/16 - 08/19/2016
You were always such a huge part of our family. You were always there for us like a loving father. All through your sickness and pain you always had your chin up and never complained. Thank you for all the wonderfull years you shared with us. You gave my mother all the love and companionship she so much needed, she seems so lost without you. You will be so missed. With love from all.
Gwen Ricci - 08/20/2016
To: Dolores, Cathy, Audrey, Rebecca, Davis, Michael & Eddie Joe. I want to express my deepest sympathy to each of you on the loss of your (partner) father. We were a very close family in Portland Maine where I met your dad and of course, Uncle Ben, in 191952! It seems like such a long time ago and yet, like yesterday. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love, Aunt Gwen
Ken & Candy Gauvin (Potter St.) - 08/20/2016
Michael, Becky and the Ricci family, We are so sorry for the passing of your Dad. Michael, we had so many conversation's about him, since he and my husband were both sick. Ken told me, your dad worked at Federal Products, in Air Machines, on the 2nd floor. Ken worked up on the 3rd floor, and knew him. So sorry for your loss.
AUNT GWEN - 08/20/2016
I hope you find this poem comforting. It is my favorite. A SILENT TEAR - Just close your eyes and you will see...All the memories that you have of me....Just sit and relax and you will find...I'm really still there inside your mind...Don't cry for me now that I'm gone....For I am in the land of song...There is NO paid, there is no fear....so dry away that silent tear....Don't think of me in the dark and cold...For here I am no longer old....I'm in that place that's filled with love...Known to you all, as "up above" In memory of your dad...
dolores your life partner - 08/20/2016
im going to miss you so much. i think of you every day. this is such a huge loss for me, but, you are at peace. i love you my honey. until we meet again.
barbara halton - 08/20/2016
I will miss your nasty jokes and your friendship.you were a good friend and my shopping buddy.You will be sadly missed.
Arthur Plitt - 08/21/2016
Special reiki energies travel with Ed and family. Namaste
Karen - 08/21/2016
Ed, Thank you for our "six flowers" and
the time I got to share with Delores and you.I treasure the moments.Always,Karen
Karen - 08/21/2016
DEAREST DAD YOU HAVE DRIFTED AWAY,
WE WHO LOVE YOU COULD NOT BID YOU,STAY.
OUR HEARTS SO ACHE,YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED.
SINCE GOD TOOK YOU HOME,WITH A GENTLE KISS.
BUT KNOW THAT SOMEDAY WE WILL AGAIN BE WITH YOU
AS ONE BY ONE GOD,GENTLY,KISSES US TO.
Judy Nickolas Fiori - 08/22/2016
Cathy and family, I am so sad to hear about the passing of your Dad. May you find comfort with all the wonderful memories you have of him. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Michael Beaulieu - 08/22/2016
Ed, first and foremost the love and companionship you gave my mother is second to none. You are a man of men. You will be missed.
His Journey has Begun
Don't think of him as gone away
his journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.
- Ellen Breeneman
Rosemarie Bowden - 08/22/2016
Eddie, Cathy, Audrey, Beck, David and Michael,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Just cherish the memories you had with him and know he is in a better place now.
RIP MR. Ricci.
Chris Marsh - 08/22/2016
To Eddie and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Remember the times you had and cherish them. My prayers are with you all
Nicole Mahan (hospice social worker) - 08/23/2016
To the Ricci family,
I am so sorry for your incredible loss. It was an honor and privilege to meet Ed (and all of you) and be involved in his care. May your memories of him be a comfort to you at this time.