Theresa Ricci (nee Esposito) passed away on Sept. 7, 2017 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston at the age of 93.  She was born and lived in Cranston, Rhode Island until moving to New Jersey 30 years ago, where she lived in Montclair, Nutley and West Orange.  She worked at Hahne’s, The Olympic Shop and Montclair Stationary.

Ms. Ricci was predeceased by her parents, Francesco and Maria Esposito of Cranston, as well as all six of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela and son-in-law Patrick Rafferty, of West Orange, and her grandson, Brian Rafferty of New York City.

A brief prayer service will be held in the chapel at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Cranston, Rhode Island, on Friday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m..

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For condolences visit