Mary Riolo Obituary

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Mary "Honey" Riolo

December 3, 1919 - August 7, 2014
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Honey Riolo was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 3, 1919 and peacefully entered into rest at home surrounded by family on August 7, 2014 at age 94. Beloved wife of Frank Riolo, they shared 73 years together as husband and wife. Her son Richard was the light of her life. Honey's entire life was devoted to honoring and serving her family, and her home was the central gathering spot, where she made all who entered welcome with her warm hospitality. She delighted in entertaining family and friends, and hosted most holiday occasions for many years. Her fun and witty sayings included "Sugar!", "I'll fix that with a...
Honey Riolo was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 3, 1919 and peacefully entered into rest at home surrounded by family on August 7, 2014 at age 94. Beloved wife of Frank Riolo, they shared 73 years together as husband and wife. Her son Richard was the light of her life. Honey's entire life was devoted to honoring and serving her family, and her home was the central gathering spot, where she made all who entered welcome with her warm hospitality. She delighted in entertaining family and friends, and hosted most holiday occasions for many years. Her fun and witty sayings included "Sugar!", "I'll fix that with a lick and a promise!", and "That's country living!". Honey meticulously kept all books for the family farms, and she balanced the ledgers to the absolute penny for decades. She cared tenderly for family and friends, always there first if someone was in need. Family always came first. Honey was preceded in death by her dearly loved mother, Georgia Ficarrotta, her father Frank Ficarrotta, and brother, Nat Ficarrotta. She is survived by her devoted husband, Frank; loving son, Richard (Toby); caring sisters, Fina Boyd of Sacramento, and Jeannie Piancentini (Nick) also of Sacramento. Cherished grandchildren are Justin (Jill), Ryan, Paige, Sam and Richie. Great-grandchildren are Brody, Elizabeth, and Levi. Honey also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews and cousins as well. Viewing to be held at Lamberts Funeral Home in Roseville from 4 to 7 pm with a Rosary at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Funeral Services and Catholic Mass celebrating Honey's life to be held at 10 am on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Roseville, California followed by burial at Union Cemetery, also in Roseville.

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