Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Vincenzo “Vinny” Riccio, 71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincenzo “Vinny” Riccio of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 29, 2023, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.  Born on October 31, 1952, in Ellwood City, PA to the late Antonio “Nino” and Aurora (Di Battista) Riccio, Vinny was a well-known businessman, owning and operating Vinny’s Restaurant and Pizzeria with his wife Patty since 1980.

Vinny was a graduate of the Lincoln High School Class of 1971, a student-athlete, Vinny was a member of the varsity football team.  He continued his education at Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri and was the kicker on the football team.  An avid sports fan, Vinny could be seen at many Ellwood City sporting events supporting local student-athletes.  His love of sports transcended to his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews as he could be seen at all their games.

Vinny married the love of his life, Patricia, “Patty” (Yohn) on January 18, 1975.  Together they raised four amazing children, Antonio (Preslee) Riccio of Ellwood City, Dr. Nicholas Riccio of New York City, Santino (Natalie) Riccio of Ellwood City, and Krista (Kyle) Spargur of Pittsburgh.  Vinny was most proud of his grandchildren; Maria Riccio, Antonio Riccio, Vinny Riccio and Vida Riccio all of Ellwood City.

Surviving in addition to his immediate family are his siblings, Pina Riccio and Elena (Robert) Punzell of Ellwood City and Nino (Robin) Riccio of New Castle, his aunt and uncle Rina and Frank Perrone of Ellwood City and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Vinny is preceded in death by his parents Nino and Aurora Riccio.

Vinny enjoyed serving the community which he loved for over 40 years.  A staple of the community, Vinny’s Pizza and Sub Palace began on Lawrence Avenue in Ellwood City in 1980, eventually moving to its current location on Beaver Avenue. Vinny’s was not just a restaurant, but a place to gather with friends and family, and Vinny made sure everyone felt at home.  His sense of humor and the sparkle in his eye will be missed, but his legacy lives on in his family and community.

Friends and relatives will be received on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 4PM-8PM at Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 309 Spring Avenue, Ellwood City, PA.  A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10AM on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Divine Grace Parish, Holy Redeemer Church, 415 4thStreet Ellwood City, PA, with Fr. Joe Freedy presiding.  Interment will be at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Donations in Vinny’s name can made through the Club Hope Foundation (https://clubhopefoundation.com/) and the Autism Speaks Network (www.autismspeaks.org).

12 Comments

  • Dominick Macioge Posted December 30, 2023 4:01 pm

    RIP Vince. You will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Scott and Debra Mohr Posted December 30, 2023 4:27 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to his wife and family. We are heartbroken for your loss.

  • Louise Descutner and Family Posted December 30, 2023 7:37 pm

    Not only do we miss you at Conneaut Lake, but we will miss you in life. Deepest sympathies to Patty and family.

  • Sammy and Carla Carbonaro & family Posted December 31, 2023 2:10 am

    Our hearts go out to Patty and the entire family. Vinny’s passing will leave a great void in our lives, but we will keep him in our hearts and memories and family stories. Rest in Peace, Cuzzy, until we see you again!

  • Anthony and Karen woloszyn Posted December 31, 2023 2:20 am

    Rest in peace dear friend. Our prayers are with the family

  • ERNEST F YOUNG Posted December 31, 2023 7:40 am

    Nino and Santino, I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Father and my friend Vincie.. Even though I cannot be with you during this heartbreaking time, know I will be there in spirit boys You have not left my thoughts and prayers since I was told of the passing of my friend. I liked your Dad from the very first time I met him at your Grandfather’s house so very many years ago. My feeling for your Dad was reinforced when I was given the chance to coach him, as a player on the undefeated B.V.M. Blue Angels football team. And later when we all enjoyed his company and smiling face at our Clubhouse. Please pass along Linda and my heartfelt condolences to your Aunt and all who loved him. RIP my friend, one who was called Home much to soon.

  • Shirley Maine Posted December 31, 2023 8:43 am

    Our deepest sympathy from our ( Maynards)family to Patty and the entire Riccio family.. May God comfort you .

  • Chester and Tracey Taylor Simmons Posted January 1, 2024 12:07 am

    Our Deepest Sympathy to your family.

  • Licia L Lentz Posted January 1, 2024 10:40 am

    My Uncle Vince was simply the best! He was a legend, but most of all be was a kind soul who loved his family deeply. I will miss him every day, I love you Uncle Vince, may perpetual light shine upon you. – “Weesh”

  • Rose & Denny d’Angelo Posted January 2, 2024 5:05 pm

    Patty, Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to you and your family!
    He will be sadly missed. We always enjoyed talking to him especially about our past families 😞
    Sorry we couldn’t extend our sympathy in person, but we both are fighting cold.

  • Rose & Denny D’Angelo Posted January 2, 2024 5:13 pm

    Patty, Denny & I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We always enjoyed talking to him about our past history with our families.
    Sorry we couldn’t extend our sympathy in person, but we are ought fighting colds.
    Blessings to you all as you go through this difficult time ❣️

  • Denny & Rose D’Angelo Posted January 2, 2024 5:22 pm

    Patty, Denny & I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We always enjoyed talking to him about our past history with our families.
    Sorry we couldn’t extend our sympathy in person, but we are ought fighting colds.
    Blessings to you all as you go through this difficult time ❣️

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