Mary E. Riccette, 91, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 15th at St. Luke’s Miner’s Memorial Hospital in Coaldale. She was the wife of the late Angelo Riccette, who preceded her in death in 2011. They had been married for 65 years. Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late Joseph “Bandy” Rutch and Elizabeth (Holish) Rutch. She was a graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School and then worked as a trimmer and examiner in the former Cassie Sportswear of Nesquehoning and other local garment factories. Mary was of the Roman Catholic faith and was a former member of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, now the Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux, in the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning, and is a current member of St. Joseph of the Panther Valley Roman Catholic Church in Summit Hill PA. She was active in the Panther Valley Golden Agers, the Nesquehoning Senior Center and the church choir in New Columbus.
Surviving is a son Joseph and wife Kathy Riccette of Drums, PA, a sister Elizabeth “Lee Ann” Rutch of Nesquehoning, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by sisters Philomena Mancuso and Angelina DiMiceli.
Services will be private. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Nesquehoning PA. Contributions may be made to The Shrine of St. Therese c/o the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nalesnikfh.com. Services are being provided by the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home 57 West Center St., Nesquehoning PA 18240
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The Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux
15 East Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning PA 18240