Gloria M. Ricci

Born: Fri., Dec. 8, 1922
Died: Sun., Sep. 3, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 15, 2017
Location: Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home

Prayer Service

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 15, 2017
Location: Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: St. Clare Catholic Church


Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Royal Palm Memorial Gardens

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Gloria M. Ricci, born December 8, 1922, in Philadelphia, PA. to Tulio and Theresa Pacione Egizi; the youngest sister of Enez Posner, Clara Hepp, Violet Kane, and Frank Egizi. Gloria passed away peacefully on September 3, 2017. She was raised in Woodlynne, NJ, and graduated from Collingswood NJ High School, where she met her future husband, Roland Ricci. In High School, she was Captain of the field hockey team, and after graduation, she attended beauty school and opened her first salon. She married Roland Ricci on June 15, 1946, and he went off to serve in World War II as a Navy pilot. After his graduation from Syracuse University in 1950, they returned to Collingswood, NJ, and began their family. In 1958, Gloria and Roland moved to Singer Island, which was their dream. She raised her three "perfect" children, The Hon. Susan (Peter) Cohen of Wellesley, MA., Janice (Jerry) Feldman of Weston, MA., and Dr. Richard (Susan) Ricci of North Palm Beach. Gloria spent many years volunteering at St. Francis of Assisi Parish and School in Riviera Beach, and at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. She chaired the Ladies Guild for over 20 years, and loved her weekly Mah Jong sessions with her girlfriends for over 40 years. Gloria loved dancing and knew words to every song. She loved travelling to Europe and Cozumel. Her passions were her family, her friends, shopping, entertaining, her home and parties. Gloria's six grandchildren were the joy of her life; Marissa Feldman, Zachary Feldman, Alexander Cohen, Matthew Ricci, Michael Ricci, and Christiana Ricci. Gloria's door was always open and her house was full day and night. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at TAYLOR & MODEEN FUNERAL HOME, 250 Center Street, Jupiter. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 16, 2017, at St. Clare Catholic Church, North Palm Beach, with Rev. Fr. William D. O'Shea presiding. Committal Services and Entombment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks donations in Gloria's memory, in honor of her granddaughter, Marissa Feldman, to the Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, or visit

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Boston Children's Hospital Trust
401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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T.G., Anne & Linda Brown
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
It was with a heavy heart that we heard the news about Gloria this morning. So many fond memories from our childhood, trips on the Glorian, Gloria's parties and the fun Bill and Ruth had as Gloria and "Ricci's" best friends. Linda and TG spent so many hours with Sue and "Peanut Head" growing up and then to be there when Gloria brought Richard home from the hospital was really special.......especially when he became our dentist many years later!! We still consider all of you family and with Gloria's passing, we have lost one of our own. We shall never forget her, nor her spunk! I'm sure that when it was her time to go, she went kicking and making some noise! She wouldn't have it any other way. We will always love you Gloria and your memories.
T.G., Anne & Linda

Barbie Zearfoss Wheeler
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. She was truly one of a kind. I thought of her as a second mom to me. She will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. I am so sorry she had to suffer. I send you and your family my love, support and all my prayers. Love you, Barbie Z Wheeler

Trish and Chris Bradley
   Posted Sat September 09, 2017
Dear Susan

You, Jan and Richard are the "perfect" children. Your devotion to the loving care of your mother was amazing. She clearly was a terrific mother. We are thinking of you all at this time.

Love Trish and Chris

Linda Walden
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017


To the Ricci Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathies from Ruth, Billy, Linda, Anne and TG Brown and Lisa and Udie Summerall. We love you all!

Pam Parry
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
Dear Dr Ricci,
I was so sorry to read about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
The Parrys

Charlie and Pat Rentz
   Posted Fri September 15, 2017
We are extremely sadden for your loss. We will pray for your family and remember how funny she was with Roland. If need any thing let me know and will try my best.

Charleen Vymlatil
   Posted Sat September 16, 2017
Dear Dr. Ricci & Family,

Our prayers are with you and your family. May your Mom rest in peace in God's loving hands.

The Vymlatil Family

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