Gerald R. Ricciardi

Gerald R. Ricciardi

October 21, 1932 - September 10, 2013

Gerald R. Ricciardi

October 21, 1932 - September 10, 2013


Gerald (JR) R. Ricciardi, 80, previously of Waterbury passed away in California on September 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne (Bunny) Ricciardi. JR and Bunny moved to Southern California in 2010.

Gerald was born October 21, 1932 to the late Gerald and Carmella Ricciardi. He lived in Waterbury most of his life. JR graduated from Leavenworth High School and received an Associate Degree from Mattatuck College.

JR served in Korea and received an honorable discharge from the Air Force as Airmen First Class. He then went to work as a Senior Communication Technician with Western Electric/Lucent Technology where he retired after 38 years of service.

JR is preceded in death by his siblings Dick Ricciardi, Lois Milo and Rudy Ricciardi. He is survived by his sisters Elaine Cannata, Ann Longo, Mary Ellen Amabile and sisters-in-law Sandy and Linda. He had numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as great-great-nieces and nephews. JR was especially loved by nieces Sheila, Trisha and Alicia.

Cards may be sent to O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

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