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John J. Ricci M.D.

1920 - 2017 Notice Condolences
John J. Ricci M.D. Notice
RICCI - John J., MD passed away on June 4 in Ellsworth ME. Born December 5, 1920 in Parma, Italy, son of Silvio and Serafina (Gigliotti). Dr. Ricci was a devoted and beloved General Practitioner in Huntington Station for 65 years, retiring at the age of 85. He was a skilled painter, sculptor, and founding member of the Huntington Township Art League. He loved his family, fishing, sailing, flying, cooking, dancing, music, and the Giants. He never tired of learning new things: languages, medical care, and anything that piqued his interest. He received his pilots license at the age of 75 and was very proud to be a member of the UFO's (United Flying Octogenarians). John grew up in Astoria, Queens. Graduated from Manhattan College and St. Louis University with honors. Captain Ricci served his country in WWII and Korea as a US Army surgeon from which he was honorably discharged in 1952. John and his beloved wife, Winifred (Terkanian) dated for 7 years and married in 1944. They had just celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. Dr. Ricci is survived by his wife Winifred, his daughter Adrienne, and pre-deceased by daughter April W. Shaynak, dear niece Geraldine Petitt and partner Kenneth Reilly. Loving grandchildren Craig R. Shaynak, Sean M. Shaynak, Ariel H. Shaynak, Seth T. Bassler, Daniel C. Bassler. Great grandchildren Sophia Shaynak, Maeve E. Bassler, and Isla W. Bassler. Dr. Ricci requested no service or memorials. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the . Many thanks to Hancock Country Hospice & Seaport Skilled Nursing Care for their caring, compassionate care in his final days.
Published in Newsday on June 10, 2017
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