Mary Catherine Ricche

January 23, 1942 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 80)



Mary Catherine (Merlini) Ricche 80, passed peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on April 16, 2022. Born January 23, 1942, in Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Philip & Mary (Stoskey) Merlini. Preceded in death by her husband John  E. Ricche in 2013. She is survived by her four children: Philip Ricche (Andrea) of Glen Burnie, MD; Susan Salter (David) of Olney, MD; Mark Ricche (Laura McCann) of Gaithersburg, MD; and Kevin Ricche (Emily Hampton-Manley) of  Montclair, NJ; as well as four grandchildren: David Salter, Jr., Anne Marie Salter-Cho (SungWon); John Carlo Salter (Natalie Yee), and Michael Salter. She is also survived by her brother Joseph Merlini (Susan) and Rose Ann MacAlarney (Terry) both of Altoona, PA, and brother-in-laws Thomas Ricche (Theresa), and Joseph Ricche, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

“Muddish” as she was known by family and friends, moved to Montgomery County Maryland in 1964, where she enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother while maintaining an active presence in her Catholic faith.  

Services will be held in Gallitzin, PA.  Arrangements by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church Street, Gallitzin.  More information on services can be found at Gibbons Funeral Home Website at

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