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Born: Sat., May 30, 1931
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2019

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 22, 2019
Location: St. Bernadette's Church

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Richard A. LoRicco, Sr., 87 of New Haven, CT and Deerfield Beach, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, following a brief illness.  Born in New Haven on May 30, 1931, the son of the late Anthony and Nina Viagrande LoRicco, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lucille Cipriano LoRicco and his brother, Thomas LoRicco.  An adoring father to his children and grandchildren, he is survived by his loving sons and daughter:  Attorney Richard (Maureen) LoRicco, Jr., Attorney Ronald (Francesca) LoRicco, Sr., both of Woodbridge; Maria LoRicco, and Doctor Vincent LoRicco (Deborah), both of New Haven.  Cherished grandfather to Richard, Sky, Jacqueline, Alexandra, Ronald, Jr., Gabriella, Christina and Juliana LoRicco.  He is further survived by his cousin, Sister Serafina Viagrande, O.P., his dear sister-in-law, Annabelle Cipriano Palmieri, and by many nieces and nephews.  Richard graduated from Providence College and received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law School.  Patriotically, he served his country in the United States Army.
He practiced law in the City of New Haven for 63 years up to the time of his death.  Throughout his professional career, he was also involved in various significant real estate and business ventures.  Above all, he loved anything to do with his family, including meals, travel and all special occasions and he dedicated his entire life to their welfare and happiness.  He was a lifelong communicant of St. Bernadette Church.  His many civic and community interests included supporting various agencies and charities including, Boys and Girls Village of Milford, The Friends of Jimmy Miller and St. Bernadette’s School to name a few.  He also served on the Board of Finance for the City of New Haven for a number of years.
Family and friends may attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Bernadette Church, 385 Townsend Ave., New Haven on Monday (4/22/19) at 11:00 a.m.  Entombment will follow in St. Lawrence Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions in Richard’s name made be made to the Boys and Girls Village of Milford, to St. Bernadette’s Church or to a charity of one’s choice.  

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   Posted Fri April 19, 2019

Ed Pellegrino
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
My sincere condolences to the LoRicco Family! 🙏🙏

mark s vece
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
Sorry for your loss

Remy Amadeo
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
I will always remember Your Dad and Mom with great affection
I will keep you all in my prayers.

Margherita Tortora
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
It is difficult to believe that Richie is gone. He has been my dear neighbor all of my life, and our neighborhood will certainly not be the same without him. I will always think of him working in the yard, lovingly tending to his beautiful plants. My family and I will very much miss him! Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

Joe DeMayo (SR).
   Posted Sun April 21, 2019
So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and the LoRicco family

James Del Vecchio
   Posted Tue April 23, 2019
Ron, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Anthony M.Ciarlone
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019
To The LoRicco Family
My sincere sympathies to your family in the passing of your dad. I apologize for not being able to attend the services. Your dad was a pillar of the community and a gentleman to all. He was a man of honor and respect and will be truly missed.

Anthony M Ciarlone and family

Maria Hickman and Family
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
My Dear LoRicco Family,
I wished I could have been there and to say goodbye to our dear Sr. in person and be with you and your family during this difficult time. I will also miss him VERY....VERY much.
Very sad news to accept! Our prayers are with your family....😔

Jim Cipriano
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
Expressing heart felt sympathy on the loss of Uncle Richard. Many Wonderful memories that will be treasured . He did so much for so many people and we all will fill the loss. God Bless.

Connie Burian
   Posted Wed April 08, 2020
To the LoRicco family, I am so sorry about the loss of your wonderful Father. He was a wonderful man. He thought me so much about law and life. He was very good to Don and I both. I’m sorry. I just found out. I lost Don from Alzheimer’s in October in 2018. I know how Richie felt after losing Lucille. He loved you all so much and was so proud of you. You were so lucky to have had such wonderful parents.

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