Arthur T. Riccio Sr., age 93, of Hull, formerly of Cohasset, Somerville and Cambridge, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side Jan. 4, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Helena Helen (DeVasto); and loving father of George W. and wife Karen of Hull, Alphonse A. and wife Linda of Cohasset, Arthur T. Jr. and wife Julie of Plymouth, and Linda M. Peraino and husband Michael of Hull. Arthur was the brother of Frank Riccio, George Riccio, Gilda McAveeney, all of Somerville, and Dorothy Fortuna of Andover. He was the adoring grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arthur was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He bravely served as a lead scout for General Patton, earning a Purple Heart for injuries received because of enemy fire in Italy and Bronze Star for his actions. Mr. Riccio had a long career with the federal government working as an equipment specialist at the Charlestown Navy Shipyard. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 12 p.m. in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset. Visiting hours Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset, prior to the funeral Mass. Interment in Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Mr. Riccio may be made to the Fisher House of Boston, P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071, to assist veterans returning home. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com. McNamara-Sparrell Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200
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Published in The Cohasset Mariner from Jan. 9 to Jan. 16, 2013