Carol (Graziani) Riccucci

June 22, 1945 ~ June 7, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Carol M. (Graziani) Riccucci, 77, of Torrington, CT, peacefully passed away June 7, 2023, at Valerie Manor. She was the wife of the late Paul Riccucci.

Carol was born June 22, 1945, in Torrington, CT, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Cozzi) Graziani. Carol was a graduate of Torrington High School and University of Connecticut.  She had a successful career as a second and third grade elementary school teacher at Southwest School and was employed by the Torrington Board of Education for 20 years, until her retirement. Carol will be greatly missed by her surviving family members, step-children, step-grandchildren and friends.  Carol was a very generous person, giving to everyone who asked her to do so. She showed her enthusiasm for life by volunteering and regularly participating in local community programs and activities.  During her retirement, she enjoyed the company of the “Thursday Lunch Group,” always with laughter and a little craziness. Carol wanted to be remembered for all the good times that she had with family and friends.

Carol is survived by her cousin, Robert Neidt, granddaughters, Shannon Lopardo and Courtney Neidt, and great-grandchildren, McKenzie Klug, Connio Lopardo, and Ayerland Neidt-Baker, also her step-daughter Diana A. (Riccucci) Gelfond (husband Ira), grandchildren Justin M. Clark (wife Caitlin), Angela C. (Clark) Kirk (husband Parker), Maegan G. Clark, and great-grandchildren, Theadore Kirk, Emerson Kirk, Michael Cannales, and Marcus Delgado; her step-son, David Riccucci (spouse Sharon), grandsons Timothy Riccucci and Anthony Riccucci, and great-granddaughter Leila Riccucci; her step-daughter Lani (Riccucci) Celadon, grandchildren Desiree (Celadon) Pinto (husband Michael), Garrett Celadon (wife Allison), Ariel Celadon, and great-granddaughter Gabriella Celadon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, with the cortege leaving at 10:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT to St. Peter Church (St. John Paul the Great Parish), 99 East Main St., Torrington, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Francis New Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday morning, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

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June 14, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
June 14, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Peter Church
99 East Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790


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