Dr. Franco Ricci


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Dr. Franco Ricci

In Memoriam of Franco Ricci (1953 – 2022)

Franco Ricci passed away peacefully on November 8th 2022 from metastatic pancreatic cancer. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, friend, professor, and leader. His passion for Italy, culture, film, food, and community touched all who knew him. He will be missed and remembered by many. For those of you who wish to pay your respects, the visitation will be held at the Kelly Funeral Home – Somerset Chapel (585 Somerset St W) on Friday November 11th 2022. The hours for visitation will be between 14:00 – 16:00 and 18:00 – 21:00.

We ask that in lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. 

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Kelly Funeral Home - Somerset Chapel

    Event Times:

    11-Nov-2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    11-Nov-2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Hayley Palmer-Arike | 28-Nov-2022

It brings me sadness to hear this unfortunate news of Prof. Rocco’s passing. He was my favourite professor at the University of Ottawa. I excelled in his class and it was all because of his great connection with students and making learning enjoyable. He was generous enough to help me as a reference for my law school application. I am sure he had tremendous impacts on all his students. This is truly a loss, sending my condolences to the friends, family and academic community. He will be missed by so many, Rest In Peace to an incredible man.

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Posted by Dante Alighieri Society of Ottawa | 21-Nov-2022

On behalf of the Dante Alighieri Society of Ottawa, we wish to extend our very deepest condolences to Dr. Ricci's loved ones. His contributions to the Italian community of Ottawa are many and profound, his passing is a great loss.

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