Orlando Eugenio Ricci 64 of Havana, FL. passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at St. Thomas of the Apostle Catholic Church in Quincy, FL.with the internment at Woodland Cemetery in Havana. Faith Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements (850-539-4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Orlando was born in Palmira Valle, Colombia in 1950. He was of Italian, German, and Colombian descent. He moved to New York from Colombia. He married Rosa Rueda with whom he had a daughter Denise, and a son, Ivan. He worked as a pattern maker for "Budget" and then for "Ralph Lauren Polo Company" in New York. In 1993, Max and Minnie Scott helped move him to Havana, Florida where he worked as a pattern maker for Final Fit Lingerie Company. He had a daughter, Nilsa in 1994. In 2000, after Max’s retirement, he began to work as an upholsterer in Bob’s Auto Marine Upholstery. He then opened Nilsa’s Upholstery on his home property in Havana, FL. In 2007, he then moved to Colombia and he married Edith Benavides in 2008 and had a son, Leandro in 2010. In 2013, he then moved back to Havana with his wife and son re-opening Nilsa’s Upholstery and had a daughter, Evelyn in 2014.
He is survived by his wife Edith Benavides, and his children Leandro Ricci, Evelyn Sophia Ricci, Nilsa Ariany Ricci, Denise Teresa Ricci, Ivan Eugenio Ricci.