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Vito "Buddy" Ricciardi

July 1, 1932 — January 16, 2024

Middle Island, NY

Vito "Buddy" Ricciardi, a beloved husband, father and grandfather, has passed away at the age of 91. Born on July 1, 1932, in Brooklyn to loving parents James and Josephine Ricciardi, Vito led a remarkable and fulfilling life that touched the hearts of many. He leaves behind a legacy as a successful salon owner of several different locations and a devoted family man.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Vito was also an incredible husband, father, and grandfather. He shared his life with his loving wife Loretta, whom he cherished deeply. Their bond was built on love, trust, and a shared passion for bringing joy to others. Together they raised two wonderful children - Lorraine 
(Jeffrey) Lunt, and Victor Ricciardi. Vito's role as a father went beyond providing for his children; he instilled in them the values of hard work, kindness, and compassion that have served them well throughout their lives. Vito took great pride in being a doting grandfather to his three grandchildren - Jaymie, Kristin, and Julianna. He showered them with love and attention, creating cherished memories through sharing his love of singing with them, stories around the dinner table, and heartfelt words of wisdom. Vito's grandchildren were truly the light of his life; their laughter brought him immense joy.

Vito was a devoted member of the Saint Anthony of Padua folk group where he was known for his talented vocals. In addition to being a pillar of the community through his flourishing business and strong familial bonds, Vito Ricciardi was a proud veteran of the Army. His military service reflected his selflessness and love for his country. Vito's commitment to serving something greater than himself was present in everything he did, whether it was while stationed overseas, singing in church or with clients in the salon.  

To honor Vito "Buddy" Ricciardi, a visitation will be held at Mangano Family Funeral Home Of Middle Island on January 21, 2024. The first visitation event will take place from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, followed by an evening visitation from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. On January 22, 2024, a Mass will be held at Saint Anthony of Padua in Rocky Point at 10:30 AM, followed by burial at Calverton National Cemetery.

Vito "Buddy" Ricciardi's legacy will forever resonate within us. As we remember him fondly, let us also seek solace in knowing that he lived a life full of purpose, love, and an enduring commitment to making those around him feel special. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

In Lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to: Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 21, 2024

2:00 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Mangano Family Funeral Home Of Middle Island

640 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

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Visitation

Sunday, January 21, 2024

7:00 - 9:30 pm (Eastern time)

Mangano Family Funeral Home Of Middle Island

640 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

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Mass

Monday, January 22, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

Monday, January 22, 2024

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