Riccio, Viola L.May 21, 2013
GLENMONT- Viola (Didas) Riccio Age 94 passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the home of her son. Born in Rochester, NY, on June 16,1918 she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Bricks) Didas proprietors of the Miller House Tavern for over 40 years. She lived in Buffalo most of her adult life. She now joins her beloved husband of 51 years, Samuel Xavier Riccio who predeceased her in 2001. Viola was a graduate of St Mary’s School for the Deaf where she was class president (Class of 1939) and later a lifelong member of the Buffalo Club for the Deaf. Viola was a loving, kind and gentle woman who treasured her extended family and enjoyed working on puzzles and watching old captioned movies. During WWII, she was employed at Curtis Wright Aircraft Corporation where she was an original “Rosie the Riveter” helping to build warplanes. She received several citations for outstanding production in 1942. She was employed as a seamstress for over 30 years making custom suits at Granelli Custom Pants and M. Wile of Buffalo, NY. She is survived by her son, Charles A. Riccio and grandsons Christopher L. Riccio of Manhattan, NY and Luke S.Riccio of Glenmont. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Engel and brother Robert Didas both of Perkinsville, many nieces and nephews and was predeceased by her brothers Bernard and Stanley Didas.
A special thanks to care providers Barbara Harrigan, Judy Flinspack and family members Peggy Schwartz, Dr James Desemone and Dr Elizabeth Riccio.
A private Mass and Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Perkinsville, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing memorial contributions are asked to be sent to Community Hos- pice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144 and/or a warm smile and act of kindness to someone less fortunate.