Goshen, N.Y. – Yolanda Ricciuti, 87, of Yonkers, N.Y. peacefully passed on October 21, 2018 at Sapphire Nursing & Rehab, after a progressive battle with Lewy body dementia.
She was born on August 13, 1931 to the late Emidio and Assunta (Del Muto) Eliseo in Coppito, Italy. Yolanda was the youngest of seven siblings, predeceased by: Rosina, Guilio, Marrietta, Bernardino, Adele and Gina. In 1955, Yolanda emigrated to Mt. Vernon, N.Y. with her beloved husband, the late Mario Ricciuti, and their infant daughter. She will be remembered for her talented craftsmanship, having worked as a seamstress throughout her life. Her original creations were admired and appreciated by many. Yolanda did not only create masterpieces with a needle and thread; anyone fortunate enough to taste her lasagna and pizzelle would agree that she dedicated her life to those she loved.
Yolanda is survived by her loving children, Anna (Angelo) Lacarbonara and Joseph (Julia) Ricciuti. She was a devout nonna to her three grandchildren Sharon (Demetrios) Eleftheriades, Daniella (Nicholas Polizzi) Ricciuti, Anthony Ricciuti and a proud great-grandmother to John Angelo Eleftheriades. Yolanda was respected and loved by her extended family of nieces and nephews. She was also blessed to have loyal friends who stood by as her health declined.
A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 25th, 10AM, at St. Ann's Church in Yonkers, with burial to follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, October 24th, 2-4PM and 7-9PM at Sinatra Funeral Home in Yonkers.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Yolanda Ricciuti to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online www.DementiaSociety.org/donate.