Leona P. Ricci, age 95, of Wells House, Johnstown, N.Y., passed away peacefully on August 20, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, N.Y.
She was born on June 9, 1918, in the town of Johnstown on Bleecker Mountain, and was a lifelong area resident. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Grant Young.
She was employed at St. Thomas Leather Inc. of Gloversville, where she made pocketbooks. Leona was a member of the former St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church of Gloversville and the YWCA.
She was married to Anthony Vollero on February 3, 1939, and he died on Dec. 24, 1967. She married John C. Ricci on Jan. 25, 1969, and he died Aug. 22, 1985. She was predeceased by five brothers, Frank, Howard, Raymond, Harry and Roy Young; and one sister, Grace Ward.
She is survived by her son, James A. Vollero of Gloversville; and two daughters, Rosemary Musgrave of Galway, N.Y., and Shirley J. Vollero of Wells, N.Y.; one brother, Clayton Young of Bleecker; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit building fund, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville, N.Y. 12078. Arrangements are by the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. Online condolences may be made at www.finocanfh.com.