Doris Ricci (1937-2020)

Doris Ricci

Doris Ricci

Doris Barbara Ricci, 83, a Cold Spring resident since 1960 and formerly of Beacon and Croton-on-Hudson, died June 1 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. On Jan. 11, 1957, she married Carmine Ricci Sr., who died on May 7.

She was born in Beacon on April 1, 1937, the daughter of Chandler and Doris (Niver) Cooper. Doris was a member of the Cold Spring/South Highland United Methodist Church, the Cold Spring Boat Club Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She worked for many years as a silkscreen printer at Fairgate Rule Co. in Cold Spring. She enjoyed crafts and especially cherished spending time with her grandchildren.

Her survivors include her children: Christine Amato (Anthony) of Greentown, Pennsylvania; Maryann Nastasi (Thomas) of Cold Spring; and Carmine “Tony” Ricci Jr. (Kim) of Marlboro; her 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.

She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Claira Staples, Chandler Cooper (Mary) and Robert Cooper (Kathy).

Services will be private, with interment at Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cold Spring/South Highland United Methodist Church, 216 Main St., Cold Spring, NY 10516.


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  1. Back in the 1990s, Doris provided wonderful daycare and afterschool care of our son from age 6 months to 8 years old. She was a genuinely kind and caring individual who loved her family and those in her care. She left the world a better place than she found it.