Loretta M. Riccio, 82, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at her home in Virginia Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ronald; three children, James, Maureen and Kevin; daughter in-law, Amy; and three grandchildren, Alison, Michael and Kia.
She was born and raised in Garden City, New York, graduated from State University of New York at Cortland with a degree in elementary education and was also a member of the Nu Sigma Chi Sorority. Loretta was a devoted kindergarten teacher in the West Islip Public Schools for 25 years.
Upon retirement, the family relocated to Virginia Beach, where they enjoyed family and made many close friends. Loretta was very active in her community as a member of the Princess Anne Garden Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and dear to her heart, the Galilee Episcopal Church.
She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she has touched. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Ave., Virginia Beach. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Galilee Episcopal Church 3928 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach.
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