Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Call now for immediate attention: 772-999-5547

Joseph “Joe” Riccio Jr.

January 20, 1951 ~ November 28, 2023

Joseph “Joe” Riccio Jr. passed away on November 28th, 2023, after a difficult battle with cancer at 72 years of age, while surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on January 20, 1951, in the Bronx, New York to the late Joseph and Rose (Bartolomeo) Riccio. Joe had two careers; he retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 29 years of service and proceeded to spend over 24 years at Disney before retiring in October of this year.

Joe valued his family above all else. He is survived by his loving wife, Tammy Riccio, in addition to his children Joseph Riccio III, Carrie (Mike) Minnerly, Tracy (Nick) Holcomb, and Riley Riccio. He is also survived by 5 of his grandchildren, Bailey Minnerly, Conner Minnerly, Owen Minnerly, Corbyn Holcomb, and Marley Holcomb, as well as his siblings, Terry Caporale and Carl (Jean) Riccio. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his grandson Michael Minnerly.

His family will be planning a private Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) or the Coffin-Siris Syndrome Foundation. Condolences may be shared with the family online at


Ron Tipa

November 30, 2023, 7:40 pm

My sincere condolences to Joe’s family and friends. I worked with Joe early in his military career in Kingsbridge Armory in The Bronx.
We worked hard but we had fun too. He was a good loyal friend, not afraid to tell you what he thought. I liked that about Joe.
Towards the end of his career we were together again for a while at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington VA. After we both retired from the military we lost contact. However, I often thought about Joe and others that we served with in those early days back in The Bronx. RIP Joe. Until we meet again

Carol Wise

December 1, 2023, 12:11 pm

Tammy… My sincere sympathy to you and family. May your happy
memories help you through this time of grieving. Keeping you
and family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of hugs
and love.


Debbie Collins

December 1, 2023, 1:09 pm

Tammy and family my sincere condolences, Joe was always willing to help for the team and a great person to work with.

Laura Giancone

December 1, 2023, 2:29 pm

Thoughts are with you and your family. Joe was a wonderful person and will truly be missed.

Ryan Blanchard

December 1, 2023, 6:45 pm

To Tammy and the Riccio Family along with all of Joe’s loved ones, my condolences to you all. It was an honor that I was able to meet and work with Joe and it was one of those encounters that I will not forget as he was a force and will be missed.

Joan Filosa

December 2, 2023, 12:24 pm

Just a fabulous man. Always there to help anyone!❤️

Jennifer Krow

December 4, 2023, 2:20 pm

Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs my friend.


January 17, 2024, 6:38 am

Joe was a humorous and kind colleague. Working with him in the early days at NGB was certainly unforgettable. RIP

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How can we help?

Our caring professionals are here to assist you and your family during this difficult time. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist in immediate arrangements or pre-arrangements.

Recent Reviews

  • The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.

    Esposito and Keith Family

    Vero Beach
  • Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.

    M. Cross

    Vero Beach

Direct Cremation Fee Includes

  • Transportation from the place of death to our family owned crematory
  • Basic alternative cremation container
  • Refrigeration of your loved one
  • Cremation performed by our crematory professional
  • Securing all required authorizations
  • Filing the death certificate
  • Notifying social security administration
  • If veteran, filing for free US flag
  • Assisting with newspaper obituaries
  • Cremains are returned to you in a temporary container

Other Fees That May Apply

  • Medical Examiner (fees vary by county)
  • Transportation outside 35 miles
  • Death certificates (fees vary by county)
  • Newspaper Obituaries (fee charged by newspaper)
  • Keepsakes
  • Permanent Urn
  • Jewelry
Skip to content