Victoria Ann Minore Riccio of Branford, age 67, entered into eternal rest on April 20, 2017 at her brother's home in Guilford with her loving and devoted family by her side. Vicci was born on March 28, 1950 in Guilford, CT to Philip and Theresa Raucci Minore. She resided most of her life in Guilford and Branford, and was co-owner of Libby's Excuse Room Café.
Vicci fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and will be sadly missed by those who know and love her. She leaves her beloved husband and partner of 45 years, Liberato (Libby) Riccio, her siblings JoAnn (Alex) Mizger, Paul (Elaine) Minore, and Terri (Bill) Fiondella as well as two nieces (Rosemary Carbone and Marie Foss) and five nephews (Paul Minore, Alex and Michael Mizger, Anthony and Christopher Fiondella) as well as 9 great-nephews, 3 great-nieces and 1 great-great nephew. She leaves two step-children, Joseph Riccio and Elizabeth Riccio DeFusco.
Vicci also leaves many special patrons who frequented Libby's for many years. She will forever be remembered for her love of family, seasonal and holiday decorations, her plants, her ability to sew and do crafts, her candor and her impeccable hearing. Her favorite place was the beach, and she and Libby made annual month-long trips to Aruba for over 30 years.
In addition to her parents, Vicci was predeceased by her brother Saverio, her step-son, James Riccio, her nephew, Philip and her in-laws, Joseph and Elizabeth Riccio. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford at 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 25 followed by internment at Alder Book Cemetery, Boston St, Guilford.
Family and friends are invited to call prior to Mass on Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church Street, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vicci's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Charlie's Closet, 310 State St # 200, Guilford, CT 06437.
The family would like to thank the staff at Smilow Guilford and Hospice Branford for their care, support and compassion during Vicci's illness. Upcoming Events Visitation Tuesday 25 Apr 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Guilford Funeral Home 115 Church St.
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