John Anthony Ricci

John Anthony Ricci passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona where he lived with his son, John P. Ricci. John was born March 10, 1936 in Livingston to Sam G. and Theresa (Armentaro) Ricci.

He attended school in Livingston and in 1954, married Phyllis Laubach who preceded him in death in 1990.

In 1964, the family moved to Salt Lake City where he lived and worked.

John is survived by his children Michael (Kathy) Ricci, Virginia “Ginny” (Kenneth) Hansen, John Patrick (Diane) Ricci, Jeanette Ricci, Samuel Ricci; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers James (Shirley) Ricci and Robert Ricci; sister-in-law Rosetta Laubach Ricci; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Irene (Laubach) Ricci;  parents Sam G. and Theresa Ricci; brothers Victor Ricci and Emil Ricci; daughter-in-law Diane Moyer Ricci; and grandson Chesney Hansen.

Funeral mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Salt Lake City. Internment was held at Mt. Clavary Catholic Cemetery in Salt Lake City.