In Loving Memory

Shawna M. Ricci

Ricci (Berge), Shawna M.

Deceased: Friday, May 26, 2017

Service: Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Obituary:

     

    Shawna Marie (Berge) Ricci, age 45, went to be with the Lord on Friday May 26, 2017, with her loving family by her side, after over a year battle with cancer.

    She was born on May 23, 1972 in New Hartford, NY, the daughter of Brian C. Berge and Christine J. Lindsey (Robilotto-Berge). She was predeceased by her loving step-father Edward J. Lindsey and fathers-in-law Ronald Ricci and Joseph Lewis; also predeceased by grandparents Rocco and Dorothy Robilotto, Anthony Rocco, Sr., Edward and Mary Jane Lindsey and Edward and Rachel Berge.

    Shawna attended Whitesboro High School where she met the love of her life, Bryan Ricci. Shawna and Bryan married on June 22, 1996 and God blessed them with four beloved children, Bryan Jr. (Cortnee Howe), Joshua, Bianca and Chloe; her cherished granddaughter Averey; her mother Christine Lindsey; her mother-in-law Linda Lewis; grandmother Mary Rocco; her brother Steven Berge and wife Melissa; two sisters Stacey LaRocque and husband Michael and Cheri Lindsey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ronald and Stacie Ricci; step sisters-in-law and step brothers-in-law, Laurie and Pat Maglione and Richard and Michelle Lewis; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Shawna was a very caring, loving human being with a smile that would light up a room. She enjoyed going to Bryan and Joshua’s motorcross races and going to Joshua’s MMA fights and Bianca and Chloe’s cheer competitions. She lived her life to watch her children fulfill some of their dreams. She loved her trips to Florida where her family lived. Shawna really enjoyed working at Michael T’s Restaurant for the past 20 years, where she enjoyed the closeness of her co-workers and where she made many friends. She touched many people’s lives and they loved her.

    I would like to give a special thank you to my mother-in-law, Christine who moved in with us 10 months ago to take care of Shawna. Without you we could never have stayed strong. I will love you forever for this. And to my brother Ron, thank you for everything you have done for Shawna and our family during these hard times. Also, a sincere thank you to all the family and friends for their support. It has been overwhelming with all the great people around us. Shawna the first time I laid eyes on you back in 11th grade, I fell in love with you immediately. We had 27 ½ years together and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. I already miss you and I will love you forever, Bryan.

    Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday morning at 10:30 am in Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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Messages of Sympathy (10)

  • Joe & Audrey Mackey

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Sharon Lewis

    There are no adequate words to express the sadness I feel for all of you .
    May the beautiful memories you all shared with Shawna,be the strength that carries you through in the days ahead. My heart is with all of you
  • Justin Murray

    Shawna was a beautiful person. There was a reason why all of us always wanted to be hanging out in the Ricci pits at the races, or at the Ricci house during the week. One of the coolest families I have ever met, with one of the coolest Moms that I have ever met. I feel lucky to have a lot of good memories of Shawna. Bry, Bry Jr., Josh, Chloe, Bianca and everyone else-my heart hurts for you guys. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Ricci family.
  • Beth and Francesca Pedulla

    Bianca and family, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to all of you at this time. Our prayers of sympathy for you and prayers of eternal peace for the blessed soul of Shawna Marie Ricci. May she find eternal rest with our heavenly father. The Pedulla Family
  • Tim & Karen Boehlert

    In time, may your beautiful circle of love ease such great sadness.
    How blessed are we all to have known such a gentle soul.
  • Lorraine and Anthony Rocco

    There just are no words in ANY Language that can express the depth of this loss. A sweet soul taken far too young. We hope you will find comfort and peace with the out pouring of love around you. We love her and will miss her.
    Uncle Anthony, Aunt Lorraine,Alexis, and Anthony III
  • Lisa Fletcher

    Our family mourns with you. Shawna was a beautiful soul taken far too soon. Fly high Shawna!

    Lisa, Erin and Garrett
  • Bill&Mary Jane Towns

    Dear Ricci Family,
    We met Shawna when we moved back to the area and went to Michael T's. We went often, especially on Thursday nights.
    We enjoyed Shawna and her infectious smile and bubbly personality. She quickly got to know our "regular" order and always served us with a smile. After a while we began to talk about our lives and Shawna would always light up when she talked about "her" family .
    She has been and will be missed as "our waitress" at Michael T's. We are sorry for your loss and know that Shawna not only touched your lives but all of those she came in contact with and put a smile on all of our faces. May she rest in peace.
    Shawna's Cherrywood Friends
    Bill and Mary Jane Towns
  • Tom Aceti

    I'm very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Try to be strong during these sad times.
  • Herb & Sue Bigford

    So sorry for your loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Bigfords #444

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