RICCI, FELICE A. 92, of Gainesvilledied Sunday, October 21, 2012, atE.T.York Hospice Care Center.
Felice was born to Salvatore and Rose Morrow Anania, in Calabria,Italy on December 1, 1919.
Felice was a Medical Secretary at St.AnthonyHospital.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was an avid Steelers fan, loved to do counter-cross stitching, and was a great cook, of course specializing in Italian Dishes.
Felice was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1987.
She is survived by her loving daughter Marianne Ricci and the family dog, Petunia. Both will miss her with all their hearts.
She is also survived by her three brothers, Tony, Father Alex and Lt. Col Frank Anania, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marianne will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, October 29, 2012, from 5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Prayer Service being said at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church 500 N.E. 16th Ave. There will be a bereavement fellowship directly after the mass in the old church building.
Mrs. Ricci will be buried next to her husband inInverness.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Patrick Catholic Church 500 N.E. 16th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32609
Mom, I always miss, and I know we had some difficult times, but I will always miss you and so Petunia. God is taking care of you know, and you and daddy are back together once again.
Love and Kisses,
Dear Marianne, I’m going to miss your Mom too. A wonderful, courageous lady with a very generous heart. An example for all of us. God bless you now and in the days to come. Love, Katie
Marianne, in the short time I knew your mom, she inspired me to be truthful in everthing I say and do, even if it upsets some people. Felice had quick wit and a strong will up until the last day I saw her. The last thing she said to me was I love you too after she told you she loved you Mariaane. That tells me what a big, kind, loving person your mom was. She is now in Heavon with your dad lovingly watching over you and a Tunie.