Salem, N.H. — Giulia (Ardillo) Riggi, age 88, of Salem, N.H., died Wednesday at Salemhaven Nursing Home, Salem, N.H.
She was born in Sicily, Italy, where she grew up and was educated. She came to the United States in 1955 and resided in Lynn, where she raised her family. She had lived in Groveland, before moving to Salem three years ago. She worked as a seamstress for various dress shops. Giulia was very proud of her Italian heritage and was an excellent cook, sewer, and was an accomplished painter. Most of all Giulia loved spending time with her family, who was most important to her. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincenzo Riggi. She is survived by her daughter, Maria and her husband, Don Baribeau of Pelham, N.H.; sons, Vincent and his wife, Patricia Riggi of Georgetown, John and his wife, Brenda Riggi of Great Falls, Va.; grandchildren, Chris, Josh, Emily, Joe, Matthew, and Michael; great-grandchildren, Danny, Jack, and Scott; several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem, N.H. Burial will follow in Gibson Cemetery, Pelham. Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2-5 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem, N.H. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com