Carmine Ricci (1932-2020)

Carmine Ricci

Carmine Ricci

Carmine A. Ricci, 87, a resident of Cold Spring for more than 60 years and formerly of Croton-on-Hudson, died May 7 at NewYork Presbyterian–Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor.

Born in Brooklyn on Oct. 30, 1932, he was the son of Vincent and Gelsomina (Occhini) Ricci. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged as a corporal. On Jan. 11, 1957, he married Doris Cooper.

Known to many as “Lefty,” he worked as a mechanic and shop foreman for the Putnam County Highway Department for 20 years. Additionally, Carmine served as a police officer, village justice of Cold Spring and security guard for Boscobel. He belonged to the VFW, American Legion, and was a past president of the CSEA. He was also longtime member of the Cold Spring Boat Club.

Besides his wife, Carmine is survived by his children, Christine Amato (Anthony) of Greentown, Pennsylvania; Maryann Nastasi (Thomas) of Cold Spring; and Carmine “Tony” Ricci Jr. (Kim) of Marlboro; his grandchildren, Christopher Burguiere (Caroline), Jessica Burguiere-Smith (Jeff), Thomas Nastasi Jr. (Sophia), Lindsay Stanford (Eddie), Nicholas Nastasi (Emily), Kitrina Bellucci (Nicholas), Michael Amato (Karen), Dante Nastasi, Kyle Ricci, Anthony Amato Jr. (Joy) and Daniel Amato.

He is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren and three brothers, Frank Ricci, Salvatore Ricci (Eileen) and Edward Ricci (Eileen).

A private service was held, followed by interment at Cold Spring Cemetery.

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