Eleanor Rita (Gallant) Ricci

September 17, 1921 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 99)


Eleanor (Gallant) Ricci, 99, of Providence passed away peacefully at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation center on Friday July 9, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert L. Ricci Sr.

Born in Attleboro MA , Eleanor was the daughter of the late Joseph and Amanda ( Fontneau ) Gallant.

She had been employed by the Speidel Company in Providence for many years

Eleanor is survived by her daughter Marianne Barry and her husband Paul, her son Albert Ricci and his wife Ann, and her grandchildren: Matthew Ricci and his wife Yvonne, Rev Nathan Ricci and Katherine Barry, and her great grandchildren Mia and Domenic Ricci.

She was the sister of the late Alfred and Albert Gallant and Janet (Gallant) Bristow

Eleanor had a strong Catholic faith and was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church for many years and later at Church of the Holy Ghost.

Eleanor was an avid cook who loved preparing family dinners and large family parties.

Eleanor was blessed with a long and fruitful life, filled with joy. She had her favorite saying “It doesn’t cost 5 cents to be nice “. She will be truly missed.

Our heartfelt thanks to the Cranston Adult Day Service for the 4 years of love and care they gave to Eleanor. Our thanks also to the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the excellent care she received.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Wednesday July 14, 2021 at 10:30 am in Church of the Holy Ghost, 472 Atwells Avenue, Providence. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Nooseneck Hill Road, West Greenwich. Calling hours are from 8:30-10:00 am the morning of the Funeral Mass in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Our Lady of Providence Seminary, 485 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908.

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July 14, 2021

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Funeral Home, Providence
331 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

Mass of Christian Burial
July 14, 2021

10:30 AM
Church of the Holy Ghost
472 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02909

July 14, 2021

12:15 PM
St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich

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