Norma Ricca


Norma Ricca, (née Castana), 91, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Beloved wife of 65 years to James (Jim) Ricca; loving mother of Susan (Tom) Arnold and Jamie (Ray) Russo; cherished grandmother of Justine Ferriter (Chris) and Jason Russo; sister of Joseph Castana and the late Marie Burnett, Josephine Viaggio and Violet Falcone. Dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Norma was born in Brooklyn, New York, and always maintained her New York style and elegance. She graduated from Woods Secretarial College and married Jim, the love of her life. Norma was a homemaker and made a wonderful home for her family in New York and then in Massachusetts. She retired to Ponte Vedra Beach, where she was very active in her community.  She was involved in and was a Charter Member of the Oak Bridge Women’s Club and served in many capacities. Norma was happiest spending time with “Jim and the girls” and her extended family, and loved cooking and entertaining for relatives and friends.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Please visit the online tribute at Services are under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home.