Frank T. Ricciardi

01/20/2014 11:15 AM |

Frank T. Ricciardi died Jan. 14 at his Riverhead home. He was 86.

He was born July 19, 1927, in Brooklyn to Giovanni and Brigida (Revello) Ricciardi.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946, attaining the rank of seaman 2nd class. He retired as a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department.

Mr. Ricciardi is survived by his wife, Michelina (née Cirillo); his daughters, Bridget Dozier of Stony Point, N.Y., and Linda Kraus of Staten Island; his sons, Robert, of Long Beach, John, of Massapequa, and Gregory, of Mahopac, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family received visitors Jan. 20 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service was held Jan. 21 at St. Isidore R.C. Church, also in Riverhead. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.