Riccardo G. Nicosia – Salisbury, MA
Riccardo G. Nicosia age 83 of Salisbury, MA former longtime resident of Salem, NH passed away peacefully on Friday January 8, 2021 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA. He was born on June 22, 1937 in Catania Sicily the son of the late, Salvatore and Sarina (Gemmellaro) Nicosia. He was raised and educated in Sicily and graduated from Liceo Classico Cutelli.
He had a passion for playing and watching soccer. He played soccer at a professional level well into his 70’s. He was a member of the Juventus Soccer Club of Boston and he never missed a World Cup. He loved and adored his entire family. They meant the world to him and he did to them as well.
Riccardo is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Liu) Nicosia of Salisbury, MA, his daughters, Diana Nicosia and Deborah Bernard both of Salem, NH, His son, Riccardo “Rick” Nicosia and wife, Gail of Haverhill, MA, his brother, Jon Nicosia and wife, Joan of No. Andover, MA, his grandchildren, Krystal Nicosia, Rachel Nicosia-Power, Kianna Nicosia, Alexander Bernard, Jeanna Bernard and Lucy Bernard, his great-grandchildren, Maxwell German, Mariah German and Regan Power. His niece, Lisa Clausen and his nephew, John Nicosia as well as many other family members in Sicily also survive him.
Calling hours are Monday January 11, 2021 from 4 – 6 PM at Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079. A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at the funeral home at 6:00 PM. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. Please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com for directions or to sign the online guest book.
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