Valerie Riccardi of Southampton and Port St. Lucie, Florida, died on May 4 at the Port St. Lucie Medical Center after a battle with throat cancer. She was 59.
She was born November 11, 1954, in Mount Kisco, to Madeline and Alex Riccardi, both of whom predeceased her in 1987.
Survivors said she loved her many cats and dogs, watching car races and spending hours doing counted cross stitch of various designs and sizes. But her true passion was her cooking, which was enjoyed by many family members and friends.
Ms. Riccardi is survived by a sister, Sandy Enstine and husband Peter; a nephew, Peter Enstine Jr.; a niece, Cindy Kreymborg and husband Eric; and three grandnephews, Matthew, Timothy and Christopher, all of Southampton.
Her ashes will be scattered at sea, per her wishes, at a later date.