A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin Ave. Youngstown, for Lucille Ricci who passed away peacefully on December 10, 2019. Lucille was born in Youngstown on October 27, 1927, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony James. She was a graduate of The Rayen School. She was co-owner with her husband, Anthony Ricci Sr., of Ricci Studio of Photography in Liberty Township, which they founded in 1950 and operated for over 60 years. She and her husband enjoyed travelling extensively throughout the world and Lucille loved cooking and baking for large family gatherings with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, especially the Christmas Eve feast. She adored all children and dedicated much of her time volunteering for organizations to help others, especially the Angels of Easter Seals, Junior Guild of St. Elizabeth Hospital, and Youngstown Symphony Society. She was very involved in all their activities, especially the Magic of an Angel’s Christmas and the writing of the First Angels of Easter Seals Cookbooks. She married Anthony Sr. on November 23, 1946 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, in which they were actively involved their entire 67-year marriage. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (James) Cordek of Aurora, Phyllis (Dr. Anthony) Schiavone of Howland, and son, Anthony (Vicki) Ricci of Boardman; five grandchildren, Gregory Cordek, Anne (David) Schmitt, Sara (Robert III) Schumaker, Christine (Justin) Gresko, and Maribeth (Michael) Perry; six great-grandchildren, Daniel Schmitt, Andrew Schmitt, Lilly Schumaker, Abby Schumaker, Gianna Gresko, and Nicholas Gresko; her brother, Dominic James of Toledo; and many nieces and nephews. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Anthony, her parents, and her sister, Beatrice Schiavone. Calling hours will be at Schiavone Funeral Home from 3 to 5pm on Sunday and one hour before the mass in church on Monday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
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