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Margaret C. RicchiJanuary 1, 2018
Hancock: Margaret C. Ricchi, 87, of Hancock, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at PortagePointe of U.P. Health System-Portage.
She was born in Hancock on October 28, 1930 to the late John and Catherine (Bresnahan) Long. She was married to Benedict “Ben” Ricchi on July 5, 1951 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hancock. He preceded her in death on December 11, 1994.
She was employed at several local businesses including JC Penney Catalog in downtown Houghton, and Fredrickson Insurance Agency and Ray Laiti Jewelers, both in Hancock. For over 20 years she spent winters in Texas.
She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock where she served on the funeral lunch committee. She was also a member of the Daughters of Italy.
Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her four brothers.
She is survived by her children: Patricia (Dean) Hultgren of Pharr, Texas, Debra (Alan) Crowther of San Antonio, Texas, and Randall (Jean) Ricchi of Hancock; 4 grandchildren: Marisa, Dan, Morgan, and Adam; 3 great-grandchildren: Violet, Cole, and Marais; a dear nephew, Robert Long of Calumet; and by several other nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Church of the Resurrection with Rev. Fr. William Ssozi to officiate. Spring burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. To leave online condolences, please go to www.oneilldennisfh.com.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to the St. Vincent DePaul Store in Hancock in the name of Margaret Ricchi.
The family would like to thank the staff at Portage Pointe for their compassionate care of their mother.