John Joseph Ricci Jr., 78

John Joseph Ricci Jr., 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del. He will be deeply missed by his family.

Ricci was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Marrone Ricci Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Regina Margaret (Henderson) Ricci; a daughter, Deborah Ricci-Campbell of Lewes, Del.; three sons, David of Millsboro, Douglass of Hampstead, Md., and Daniel of Finksburg, Md.; a brother, Raymond Ricci of Georgetown, Del.; two sisters, Irma Malone of Baltimore, Md., and Irene Barcellona of Tarzana, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, where friends and family may call after 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Johns Hopkins University, Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders Center, One Charles Center, 100 North Charles St., Suite 401, Baltimore, MD 21201