On Thursday, October 24, 2019, Jack Anthony Ricci, husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 63. Born June 11, 1956, in Brooklyn, New York, to Guelfo and Bruna (Ballerini) Ricci, Jack transplanted to New Orleans to attend Loyola Law School in 1978. He never left.
Jack received his law degree in 1981 and practiced in New Orleans for over 35 years. He was a story teller, a character, a quintessential New Yorker defiantly unchanged even by his decades in New Orleans, and he would have loved to tell you about it. The man had a way with people: he never knew a stranger and developed a familial relationship with almost everyone he met. His personality was defined by his quirks which will be missed by all who knew him. Most of all, Jack was a loving father to his four kids.
Jack was preceded in death by his father, Guelfo, and his mother, Bruna. He is survived by his wife Paula (Yash), his children Michael (Monique), Devin (Jessica), Alec, and Erica, his grandchildren Rosalie and Max, his sister Maryanne (Walter), his nieces and nephew, Matthew, Marissa, and Melanie, and several cousins. A memorial service will be held from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.