September 27, 1940 - April 2, 2012
Joyce Susan Tennett Ricci, 71, of Front Royal, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012 at Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home (map/directions) conducted by Sammy Campbell. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery (map/directions). A reception will be held at the Front Royal Moose Lodge immediately following the graveside service (map/directions).
Mrs. Ricci was born September 27, 1940 in Front Royal, daughter of the late James Richard Tennett, Sr. and Lucille Madge Tobin Tennett. She was the wife of the late Norman William “Billy” Ricci. Although Joyce and Billy never had children of their own, their hearts and home were always open to their nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Surviving are three brothers John M. Tennett of Winchester, VA, Joseph C. Tennett and Robert M. Tennett, Sr. both of Front Royal; and nieces and nephews whom she helped raise, Robert M. Tennett, Jr., Angela Tennett Ruffo and Christopher C. Tennett all of Front Royal. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Johnny Tennett, Ronnie Tennett, Danny Tennett, Richard Tennett, Carolyn Tennett, Tammy Pearsall,Tina Hall, Teresa Pullen, and special nephew John Ricci (Kim); and two special great-nephews Cole Louis Ruffo and Christopher Stuart Tennett. Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three nephews Michael Lee Tennett, Wayne Allen Tennett, and Christopher Wade Tennett.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Visiting - Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service - Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal - 2:00 p.m.
Burial - Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal
Reception - Moose Lodge, Front Royal