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Fiorita "Fio" Rachel (Cristiano) Ricci

June 28, 1923 — February 22, 2024

Fiorita Rachel (Cristiano) Ricci, 100 years of age, of Hibbing, MN, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Mary's in Duluth.  She was born in Gilbert, MN, on June 28, 1923, to Joseph and Lucy (Vellella) Cristiano.  Fio married Joseph B. Ricci in her hometown of Gilbert on June 14, 1947.  They moved to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Hibbing and started their family.  Fio was very involved with her community and especially with the church as her faith was important.  She was passionate about good food and cooking as she showed her great love for her friends and family in that way.  Fio was adored by her family and she will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

She is survived by her children Claudia Hilde, Donna (Dave) Becchetti, Tom (Diana) Ricci, Trisha (Dennis) Lonnevik, sister-in-law Delores Gheen, grandchildren Elisa, Joseph T., Mariah, Leah, Noel, Veronica, Gina, Angela, Ben, Cristiano, Tiffany and eighteen great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Joseph B., son Joseph A Ricci and siblings John Cristiano and Josephine Campbell.
Mass of christian burial will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to mass starting at 10:00AM.  Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.
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Thursday, February 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

2310 7th Ave E, Hibbing, MN 55746

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

2310 7th Ave E, Hibbing, MN 55746

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