MaryAnn Ritacca

MaryAnn Ritacca (Spizzirri)

Thursday, December 29th, 1932 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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MaryAnn Ritacca, 87, of Kenosha, passed away at her residence on Thursday, April 9, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Kenosha, on December 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie (Patitucci) Spizzirri.

On October 10, 1959, she married Anthony Ritacca.

MaryAnn worked for Simmons as a parachute maker, for St. Catherine’s Hospital in the kitchen, and as a lunch lady for KUSD, but a most of all her job was being a homemaker and caring for her family.

She enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards with friends, and was a member at Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Anthony; her three children, Thomas (Karen) Ritacca, Michael (Chris) Ritacca, and Mary Ann (Rodney) Gillette; six grandchildren, Alyssa (Beau) Lewis, Annelise Ritacca, Johnathan and Robbie Ritacca, Jessica Rosmann, and Jenny Bagley; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Kim) Spizzirri; and is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her sisters, Sarah Bisciglia and Ellen Chiapetta.

To stream MaryAnn's service please copy and paste into your web browser on Monday, April 13th, at 12:00 Noon. Interment was held privately at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or the Koss Family Foundation (

The family would like to thank Dr. Antoo and his staff, as well as Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care they provided.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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    Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    21731 Spring Street
    Union Grove 53182


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The Bisciglia Family

Posted at 07:39am
We wanted to make sure to pass on our most sincere condolences to MaryAnns family. What a gentle spirit! MaryAnn always had a kind word to say, an infectious laugh and it was a genuine pleasure for our family to have known her. Like the saying goes, they don't make them like that anymore.

Love Always, The Tom and Phyllis Bisciglia Family.


Posted at 12:28pm
We are so sorry for your loss , Roger and and Carole Martin

Linda Elsen

Posted at 01:48pm
MaryAnn was one of our six houses on 31st street neighborhood. Our kids grew up together and we all loved MaryAnn. I was truly miss our little lady. What a wonderful neighbor she was

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