Norman A. Ricci, Jr., 49, of North Providence, passed away suddenly Saturday, January, 27, 2018. Born in North Providence, he was the beloved son of Patricia (Manocchia) Ricci and the late Norman A. Ricci, and he was the grandson of Norma Ricci and the late Louis and Rebecca Mannochia and Amelio Ricci.
He was employed at the Providence Water Supply Board as a utility worker and was a member of the Labor’s International Local 1033. He was an expert backhoe operator. He loved his family first, adored his niece and nephew, and could always be counted on to be there. His second love was snowmobiling. He was happiest in the mountains of Maine speeding through endless trails of white snow with his cherished friends. In the summer he found respite at his aunt and uncle’s pool where he happily played the role of the Pied Piper to his beloved young cousins who stuck to him like glue knowing only fun and laughter would follow. He had a lifelong passion for Corvettes, and Mustangs. Norman was a beacon of light to all who knew him. His smile lit every room he entered. He lived his life with love and honor. ‘Stormin Normin’ as he was lovingly referred to was the ultimate peacemaker. He was a loyal son, brother, uncle, nephew; a trusted friend and a cherished companion. Norman never said no to anyone in need and always gave all he could with a smile. Above all, Norman loved to love. Through unbearable loss, tragedy and difficulties, Norman was an inspiration, because he never lost his smile, his laughter, or his sense of humor. His enormous heart, unbreakable spirit, and beautiful smile were a gift to all the lives he touched.
Besides his mother and grandmother, he is survived by the love of his life, Jackie Pannone; a sister, Angel Marie Ricci; a brother, Thomas Joseph Ricci and his wife Sarah; his beloved “Mother” and “Father” Sandra and John Petrarca; his beloved “Mother” Linda Polseno and her husband Richard; his aunts, Jeannine Minutelli, Linda Carmone and her husband Albert and JoAnn Grover and her husband Ray; an uncle, Joseph Ricci and his wife Diane; a niece, Valentina Rebecca Inclan; a nephew Anthony Norman Ricci, and many cherished cousins.
His funeral will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. from the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Norman’s memory may be made to the St. Edward Food Center, 1001 Branch Ave, Providence, RI 02904, or the Holy Family Home for Mothers & Children, 979 Branch Ave, Providence, RI 02904.
St. Edward Food Center
1001 Branch Ave., Providence RI 02904
Holy Family Home For Mothers & Children
979 Branch Ave., Providence RI 02904