Serafino A. Ricci, age 90

of Ormond Beach, Fla.

Serafino A. Ricci, age 90

Serafino A. Ricci, age 90, of Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Braintree and Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Seaside Manor of Ormond Beach, in the comfort of his loving daughter.

Serafino was born in Anversa degli Abruzzi, Italy, to the late Attilio and Teresa (DiCesare) Ricci. Raised and educated in Anversa, he immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-one, after his marriage to Maria Nina Tiberi. They lived in Quincy for over twenty years before moving to Braintree where they resided for twenty-two years. Serafino had lived in Ormond Beach, Fla. for over twenty-five years.

He had worked at the former Polaroid Corporation as a crew chief for thirty-five years. Earlier, he had been employed as a barber and owner of the former Tony’s Barber Shop in North Quincy.

As a young man, he had served in the Italian Army.

Serafino was a kind and gentle man, who loved living in Florida. He was an avid walker and also enjoyed fishing.

Most of all, Serafino was devoted to his family and especially to his cherished grandchildren.

Beloved husband of the late Maria Nina (Tiberi) Ricci.

Devoted father of Teresa M. Gallo and her husband Robert of Kingston and Tilo J. Ricci of Weymouth.

Loving grandfather of Renee Gallo, Michael Gallo, Branden Gallo and his wife Jami, Roman Ricci and Ryan Ricci. He was also grandfather of the late Stephanie Gallo.

The last of five siblings, he was pre-deceased by Costanzo Ricci, Connie DelVecchio, Jeanna Ricci, and Enrica Marcelli. Serafino is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, October 25th at 8:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Serafino’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. From Anversa degli Abruzzi to America- what an amazing life story and now his journey has taken him back home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God bless him and your family.

  • My mother francesca told me about his passing, it brought back some memories the many times he and my father spent time together.. a classy guy with two loving kids…god bess and may u rest in peace…

  • Hi Tilo
    So sorry to hear about your father our prayers are with you and your family
    Anthony Cambria and family