Enzo Riccitelli, 69, husband of Joann (Esposito) Riccitelli, died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Born in Gioia Sannitica, Italy on January 6, 1948, he was the son of Antonetta Riccitelli and the late Pasquale Riccitelli. He had resided in Meriden since 1973. He grew up in Southington, arriving from Italy when he was five and had graduated Southington High School, class of 1967. Mr. Riccitelli was employed by Pratt & Whitney for 42 years, working in Southington, North Haven and East Hartford, retiring in 2010. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. Enzo loved his children, grandchildren and all of his family and friends. In his younger years, he loved training for martial arts. He was always fixing and building things. He had a true green thumb and covered every horizontal surface of the house with plants and flowers. He loved to watch cooking shows, collect recipes and was known for his cooking and baking. Enzo was a seasoned cruiser. He loved learning about each ship he sailed on. Anyone who knew him can remember him as an avid “collector” of stuff.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Angela Daigle and her husband Gregory of Meriden; a son, Jason Riccitelli and his wife Danielle of Berlin; two grandchildren Christian and Kayla Riccitelli and a soon to be granddaughter, Kenzie Marie Daigle; a brother, Renaldo Riccitelli and his wife Sylvia of Southington; sisters-in-law Pamela Borselle and her husband Dave of Berlin and Nancy Molzahn and her husband Eric of Florida; brothers-in-law, Joseph Esposito and his wife Nancy of South Carolina and Anthony Esposito and his wife Christina of Meriden. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and his best friend James Hennessey.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels, St. Joseph Campus, 22 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Relatives and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden on Friday, November 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. Should friends desire, contribution in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.