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Martha A. Riccardo

December 12, 1939 — April 10, 2024

Martha A. Riccardo

YOUNGSTOWN - Martha Antoinette Riccardo (Toni), a lifelong resident of Youngstown, passed away peacefully on April 10 with family members at her side. She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends who were always entertained by her love for life and youthful enthusiasm, but she loved life and her spirit will live on. 


Toni was born on December 12, 1939 to Giacomo and Stefanina Riccardo on the South Side of Youngstown. She graduated from South High School in 1957, and immediately joined the workforce. She worked most of her life and was both loyal and dependable. If there was one thing Toni was, it was giving. No matter  the  request, she gave her all to ensure that others were taken care of and pleased with her.


She was beloved by everyone who  met her; a compassionate person, great friend, and devoted aunt.  Her Facebook and text messages are legendary for their  grammatical confusion and use of the "thumbs up" emoji! She was fiercely loyal to family and friends. As a music lover, she is the early reason that her nieces and nephews shared that love. Old family movies show her teaching her nieces and nephews dance steps. She was very sharp with mathematical numbers which led her to spending her working years as a bookkeeper for local hospitals and various businesses.


Toni is survived by her nephews Vince (Colleen), Jim (Jill) and Stephen, and niece Stephanie Havrilla (Rick) all of Youngstown who she saw frequently and loved her deeply. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews, Vincent, Rachel, Ricky, Jenna, Leah, A.J, Nina, and Jace. Toni loved keeping tabs on them and following their academic and athletic accomplishments. 


She is now free of pain, and at restful peace with her parents Giacomo and Stefanina, and siblings Mary, Martin, and Vincent. She missed them dearly and it's comforting to know that they are all now reunited.


Family and friends may briefly gather Thursday at 10:30 AM at St. Christine Roman Catholic Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave. Youngstown, OH 44511. The Funeral Mass will be held the same day at 11:00 AM at the church. The mass will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Calvary Cemetery.


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