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“Dear Ann, I was sorry to read of your husband, Peter's passing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: SANDRA SPARROW - LEXINGTON, MA

“Peter was an all time great guy, father, husband, family man and forever New England Patriots fan. RIP Peter. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: John MacLeod - Folsom, CA

“Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us ...They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into your life...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Aimee Saulnier - BURLINGTON, MA

“I was fortunate to have Peter as my friend & confident and was in life for nearly 63 years. This kind wonderful man loved his family, his friends and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Fetbroth - Friend

“The most wonderful soul...His love of people and life was infectious!Thank you Uncle Peter and Aunt Ann for always bringing our family together over...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Ricci - Family

“Ann ...what a great team you and Petermade..shown by your incredible family and friends. So proud to be your brother in-law. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bob Ricci - Family

“Dear Ann, I am so sorry to hear of your husband Peter's passing. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers for Peter, you and your family. May God be...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Diane McCarthy - Woburn, MA

“Our sincère sympathy Noëlla, Jeff and Family. Jacques and Edna Dufour ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Edna Dufour


Mr. Peter A. Ricci, of Waltham, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, September 22, 2019. He was 73.

Peter was born in Waltham on March 15, 1946, a son of the late John and Lena (Picone) Ricci.

Raised in Waltham, he worked for years as a laborer for the Metropolitan District Commission until his retirement. He was an avid New England Patriots fan and was always front and center of the television for the game day kickoff. Football season not only brought the fun and excitement of his favorite sport, but also the perfect weather for tending to his meticulous yard. Peter's love and attention to his lawn and garden brought the beautiful flowers that he and his family would enjoy each year. In addition to football and tending to the yard, he also had a taste for classic country music.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann E. (Horrigan) Ricci; his children, Jeffrey L. Ricci (Noella) of Stow, Alyssa A. Cronin (Trish) of Hopedale, Jill K. Maxwell (Christopher) of Chelmsford and Maria M. McPhee (Stephen) of Marshfield; his brothers, John Ricci and Robert Ricci; his grandchildren, Eva, Stephen, Riley, Chloe, Karlie, Mason, Julia, Haylie, Brooke, Sara, Mya and many nieces, nephews and their families.

He was also the brother of the late Paul Ricci.

Family and friends will honor and remember Peter's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, September 26th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning when his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.