COLD SPRING - Carmine A. Ricci, a resident of Cold Spring for more than 60 years and formerly of Croton-on-Hudson, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at New York Presbyterian – Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. He was 87.
Son of the late Vincent and Gelsomina (Occhini) Ricci, he was born in Brooklyn on October 30, 1932. Carmine was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged as a Corporal.
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 (Cold Spring), and security guard for Boscobel. He belonged to the V.F.W., American Legion, and C.S.E.A. (past president). He was also longtime member of the Cold Spring Boat Club.
On January 11, 1957, he married Doris B. Cooper, who survives at home in Cold Spring.
Additional survivors include his daughter, Christine Amato & her husband Anthony of Pennsylvania; his daughter, Maryann Nastasi & her husband Thomas of Cold Spring; his son, Carmine “Tony” Ricci, Jr. & his wife Kim of Marlboro; his grandchildren, Christopher Burguiere & his wife Caroline, Jessica Burguiere-Smith & her husband Jeff, Michael Amato & his wife Karen, Thomas Nastasi & his wife Sophia, Lindsay Stanford &her husband Eddie, Nick Nastasi & his wife Emily, Kitrina Bellucci & her husband Nick, Kyle Ricci, Dante Nastasi, Anthony Amato, and Daniel Amato; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Ricci, Salvatore Ricci & his wife Eileen, and Edward Ricci & his wife Eileen; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.
Carmine was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother, Vincent Ricci.
All services will be private, with a memorial service to be announced at a later date. Interment will be in Cold Spring Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. For online tributes, you can visit Carmine’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.