Obituaries

Joan E. (Shea) Ricca

December 25th, 2017

Joan E. Ricca (Shea), age 83, of Lowell, formerly of Billerica, died peacefully on December 19, 2017. Joan was the beloved wife of the late Achille John Ricca, her partner in life and business, Ricca Egg Farms. She was the devoted mother of James Ricca & wife Ellen of Chelmsford, Paul Ricca of Lowell, Susan Lucci & husband John of the Boston, Stephen Ricca of Boston, the late Alfred and Neal Ricca, mother-in-law of Mary Ricca of Westford and Robin Vann of Newton. Loving Grandmother of Amy & Christopher Ricca, Shaye Ricca, Adriana & John Lucci, Achille Ricca, and Great-Grandson Michael. Cherished daughter of the late James and Anastasia “Anne” (Connelly) Shea, dear sister of Jim Shea and David Shea both of Florida, the late Tom and Paul Shea. Joan is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the Joan’s request Joan’s Services will be Private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Rosie’s Place @ rosiesplace.org or 889 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.

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