Beverly – Mrs. Virginia Rae. “Virg” (Palmer) Ricci 77, beloved wife of Anthony “Jake” M. Ricci, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Beverly Hospital.
Born and raised in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Swiniarski) Palmer. She received her education in the Salem School system and graduated from Salem High School.
Mrs. Ricci had worked in the family run businesses for many years. More recently at the Village Restaurant in Essex and prior to that at the former Ricci’s Market on Rantoul St. in Beverly. As a young woman she had worked for the New England Telephone Company.
A longtime resident of the City of Beverly, she was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Beverly. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband with whom she shared fifty five years of marriage, she is survived by a daughter, Kathrin Williams and her husband, Adam of Danvers, a son, James Ricci and his loving companion, Monica Biggs of Winthrop, three grandchildren, Christopher Ricci, Dylan Ricci and Drew Williams and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St., Beverly, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly. Visiting hours at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location) Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Virg’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
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