Judy Ricciardi

Judy Ricciardi, longtime resident of Southold, died June 5, 2018. She was 70.

Born April 29, 1948, in Brooklyn to Ruth (Beckenstein) and Burton Hastings, Judy was a graduate of C.W. Post College, where she attained her bachelor’s degree.

Judy married the love of her life, Michael Ricciardi, on Nov. 5, 1977, in Lodi, N.J. and together they eventually made their home in Southold. She worked for the Social Security Administration in Riverhead as a claims representative for 30 years.

Judy was a wine lover. She liked working at Pellegrini Vineyards, where she spent five years as a wine instructor and taught visitors how to enjoy and respect fine wine.

She loved all animals and called her dogs her four legged children.

Judy appreciated the beauty of the North Fork. She spent countless days on the beach.

Judy is survived by her husband, Michael, and her brother, David Hastings of Andover, Mass.

Judy’s family has chosen to remember her life privately.

Memorial donations in Judy’s name to the North Fork Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 297, Southold, NY 11971 would be appreciated.

DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold is assisting the family.

This is a paid notice.