Gyslenne "Jessie" Ricci

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  • "Jessie was such a beautiful person. She is very fondly..."
    - Susan G RN
  • "With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning."
    - Holmes Funeral Home - Manchester
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Gyslenne "Jessie" Ricci (nee Begin) died quietly of pneumonia and related complications Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at the Villa Maria Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Plainfield.

The daughter of Emile and Amelia (Gaudette) Begin, she was born May 10, 1925. Between working as an office manager for a local steel company and raising her family, Jessie found time to take a college course whenever she could and obtained a degree in business accounting from Manchester Community College in 2001 at the age of 76. She was an avid ballroom dancer and enjoyed participating in numerous dance celebrations and competitions. She will be remembered for her kind and generous heart and her devotion to her church and her family.

She was the wife of Anthony Ricci, who died in 1985; and is survived by her children, Robert Ricci of upstate New York, Dorothy Larson of East Hartford, Dolores Swindle of St. Augustine, Florida, and Richard Ricci of Canterbury, all of whom were with her at the time of her passing.

The family will receive friends today, Thursday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow at St. Bridget Cemetery.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13, 2018
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