Albert V. Ricci died on May 29, 2019 at Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, age 87. Born in White Plains to the late Harry and Mary Ricci in March 1932, Bert lived his entire life in West Harrison. He is predeceased by his sister, Angie; brother, Harry; Wife, June and Daughter, Michelle.
Bert started working at the flower shop at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC as a child delivering flowers. He served in the Air force during the Korean War and is a current member of the VFW. When he came home he and his brother, Harry ran a stone mason business from 1956 to 1976. Bert married June Franzese in 1957 and had 56 wonderful years with her till her death in 2013. In 1977, He opened up Silver Lake Hardware with his wife, June and has been a well-loved figure in town ever since. Always ready to share advice and solve the smallest of hardware dilemmas. He was always quick with a joke, ready to play a game of golf with his buddies any chance he could get and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Gregory Ricci; Daughter-in-Law, Diana Ricci; Nephew, Robert Ricci and his two grandchildren, Antonia Zulli & A.J. Zulli.
Visitation will be Monday 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Ballard Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Ave at South Broadway in White Plains. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10am at the funeral home. Light refreshments prior to service at 9am. He will be buried at White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY