Elizabeth (Clair) Riccardi

  • Born: February 5, 1916
  • Died: December 28, 2017
  • Location: Newington, Connecticut

Newington Memorial Funeral Home

20 Bonair Avenue
Newington, CT 06111

Tel. (860) 666-0600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth A. (Clair) Riccardi, 101, of Newington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Riccardi. Born in Hartford, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Tierney) Clair, she was a longtime Newington resident and a member of St. Mary's Church. Elizabeth always had a positive attitude and saw the good in everyone and in every situation. She was an excellent listener but also loved telling her grandchildren stories about her life experiences and how proud she was of her Irish heritage. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she leaves her children: Rick Riccardi and wife Joan of Port Charlotte, FL, Sharon Riccardi of East Hartford, and Beverlee Shallcross of Seekonk, MA; her adored grandchildren: Peter Shallcross, Keith Shallcross and Lynne Nero and husband Christopher; "Nana Senior" also leaves her cherished great-grandchildren: Cameron, Britt Clair and Cole Nero. She was predeceased by her siblings: John and Edward Clair and Marie Christie.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Newington. She will be laid to rest beside her husband Frank in West Meadow Cemetery. The Family would like to thank the staff at The Reservoir for the wonderful care they gave to our mother.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Rick and family:

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your lossmy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Claire Kehoe - Vernon, CT   January 09, 2018

Dear Sharon and Family, Your mother has a great family and lived a very long wonderful life. Sharon you are the best daughter and you truly loved your mother very much it showed each day. Take Care Sharon and call me anytime.

Posted by Kathleen McGuire - Newington, CT   January 03, 2018

Dear Ric, So sorry to read of your mom's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. It is hard to lose someone who has been so close in our hearts; and in your heart she will always be. My sincerest condolences. Harriet (Pappaceno) Roman

Posted by Harriet Roman - Newington, CT - Friend   January 03, 2018

With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.

Posted by Newington Memorial Funeral Home Duksa Family Funeral Homes - Newington, CT   January 03, 2018

My thought and prayers are with you Sharon at this difficault time. I only met your Mom once but she was such a sweet and funny lady. I look at her picture and you look so much like her. You were a great daughter to her, always there for her attending to her every need and I could tell she loved being with you. May all those cherished memories live on. Paula

Posted by A friend   January 02, 2018

Rick, We know how much she loved you! We sat at a table with your mom at Joan's birthday party a few years ago and she shared what a great son you were. You had a mom for a long time and you always spoke so kindly of her. May you all rest in peace. Carol & Bob

Posted by A friend   January 02, 2018

Sharon - so sorry to hear about your mom - sounds like an amazing woman! May your special memories of her continue to warm your heart in the difficult days ahead. May she rest in peace and love!

Posted by Dee Dee Scholnick - Newington, CT - Friend   January 02, 2018

Rick and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Sending prayers and comfort to you all.

Posted by Louise Barillaro (Lech) - Enfield, CT - Friend   January 02, 2018

Our deepest condolences over the passing of your mother. While we never got to meet your mother, all we have heard is that she was a warm and compassionate woman who wanted to share the positives of life. She cared deeply for her children and grandchildren. God Bless her, and may your entire family keep and share her beautiful memories.

Barry Forbes and Lucy O'Neill

Posted by Barry Forbes - East Hartford, CT   January 01, 2018


Dear Riccardi family, My sincere sympathy for your loss. Rest In Peace dear Aunt Elizabeth your work is done you shall remain in our hearts forever until we meet again. You will be missed.

Posted by Karen Tracey - Rocky Hill Ct   January 01, 2018

Dearest Sharon, we know how hard it is to lose such a wonderful Mom. I met your Mom, Clair, a few times and she instantly filled my heart with love and joy. It was easy to see how loving she was. We're sure she is looking down on you and sending you love. We send you comfort and you are in our prayers. We love you. Love, Brian and Mari Bentley

Posted by Mari and Brian Bentley - East Hampton, CT - Friend   January 01, 2018


In memory of your wonderful mother. May she rest in God's peace.

Posted by Donna Crean - Williamsburg, VA   January 01, 2018

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