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Joseph Martin Ricca

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Joseph Martin Ricca, 65, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019.

Joseph was born on March 20, 1954, in Wakefield, the son of Gust Martin and Dorothy Marie (Delvis) Ricca.

He enjoyed bicycling, working outdoors and his pets.

Joseph is survived by two sisters, Catherine (Richard) Jerzak, Thiensville, Wis., and Nancy (James) Anderson, Grafton, Wis .; four nieces, Jodie Ritchie, Saukville, Wis., Bobbi Jo Jimenez, Thiensville, Nicole Fischer, Port Washington, Wis., and Lindsay Anderson, Cleveland, Wis .; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 5, at 1 p.m., at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield. The Rev. Dominic Agyapong will officiate.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at