Remi Ricci, (Frenchy) of Marysville, Washington, had just begun his 66th year “round this ball of mud” when he passed away Monday, March 19th at the Seattle Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
Born on March 3rd, 1946 in the village of Ham, in northern France to Denise Hervieux and American serviceman Gaetano Ricci, the family later settled in the Philadelphia area.
Remi joined the United States Air Force in 1965 during the Vietnam War and later migrated to the Pacific Northwest and fell in love with the area where he worked in various fields until his retirement in 2010.
Remi touched and was loved by many people through his love of cooking, gardening and his unique sense of humor.
He is survived and celebrated by his wife Gayle, his son Joel (Ivy) Ricci, Daughter Juliette (Ron) Lagman, Sister Joelle (Randy) Morgan, Brothers Gerald (Johanne) and Tony Ricci, several nieces and nephews, along with his beloved cats; Peanut, YoYo and Frisbee, and the thousands of “tweetybirds” who visit his many backyard birdfeeders.
A celebration of life ceremony at The American Legion, Post 76, 115 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA will be Saturday, March 31st at 3PM
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Legion Post 76 Arlington.