James Riccio

James J. Riccio Sr.

Monday, July 15th, 1946 Thursday, December 19th, 2019

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Obituary for James J. Riccio Sr.

James J. Riccio, Sr., of Spartanburg, South Carolina, entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 19th, 2019, he was 73. James was born in Passaic, NJ on July 15th, 1946, to Joseph and Josephine (Alaimo) Riccio. He was a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. James was married to Ann Marie (Rossmano), on June 24th, 1967 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Passaic, New Jersey. He worked for Carmet, a carbide tool cutting company in East Rutherford, and transferred to Spartanburg, South Carolina when the company moved operations in 1982. He retired from Carmet in 2007, and began working for Lowes. Sir Knight James, was a life member of Mary Queen of Peace, Knights of Columbus Council 9575 in Spartansburg, SC and a Fourth Degree life member of Assembly No. 1655. He enjoyed shooting at the range and riding his motorcycle. James is survived by his beloved wife Ann Marie of 52 years, his devoted children, James J. Riccio Jr. and his wife Lisa Avizzano-Riccio, Gabriel William Riccio and his wife Jeanine Riccio and Joseph A. Riccio and his wife Stephanie Riccio. He is also survived by his eight cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Riccio, Amanda Riccio, Nicholas Descoplia, Anthony Riccio, Anna Marie Riccio, Joseph Riccio, Christopher Riccio and Matthew Riccio. He is also survived by his dear brothers Joseph Rich and Philip Riccio. James was predeceased by his sister Patricia Salamoni. A memorial visitation will be held 2 - 5 pm, Saturday, December 28th, at Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service, 80 Midland Ave. Wallington, NJ. A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated in Spartanburg, SC at a later date. James was privately cremated. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Please visit to share your condolences with the family.

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    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service
    80 Midland Avenue
    Wallington, New Jersey
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    Saturday, December 28th, 2019
    2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Denise Salamoni La Vista

Uncle Jimmy may you Rest in peace. It was hard to say goodbye today. You had fought so very hard for very long and are a true Angel Warrior. I will never forget your words of wisdom, encouragement and also your fun jokes. Soar high with the Angels. Love you so very much .
Comment | Posted at 10:05pm via Condolence

Connie Ingrassia

So very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful person, a loving caring husband, father and grandfather. I know he will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Connie Ingrassia
Comment | Posted at 01:20pm via Condolence

Nancy Alberta

So sorry for your loss..
Loved Jim, will miss his smiling face and the funny stories and jokes he would tell us at dinner after Mass at dinner on Saturday night.

Saturday night..
Comment | Posted at 09:40pm via Condolence

Donna bishop

I will miss my friend so much. We had so much fun going out after mass on saturday nights,always had a joke to tell to keep things lively, I'll miss you my friend
Comment | Posted at 08:39pm via Condolence

Lisa Riccio

To my dear father in law & my 2nd Dad, I’ll never forget when I married your son Jimmy you said to me “I finally have a daughter”. You were a great Father in law and always had a special joke at hand for all of us. You always made us laugh to lighten the mood. You were a great grandpa to Nick & Amanda. They have such wonderful memories with you. So so many to remember but I think the icing on the cake was when you took them to the animal shelter & adopted Rex for them. They will never forget you and neither will I. Watching the difficulty you had with your illness was hard over these past several years but we know that you are now at peace. Know that we will all Be fine here on earth and we will always cherish the memories our family has created with you. We will also try to strive for peace and resolution within this family because I know what it meant to you. Follow
The angels and Rest In Peace. And please tell my dad (Joseph) when you see him how much I miss and love him too! Send me a sign♥️
You daughter-in-law, Lisa
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