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“If you grew up in Mahopac during the 50s and 60s you had the pleasure of knowing Mary and Ricky. Such a vital part of our downtown and our memories!...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Brady Witherspoon - VA

“My father Tony Mancini was unable to attend and I just returned from a trip. He sends his condolences to you all. He remembers fondly growing up in...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Joy Mancini Klvana - Sherman, CT

“I will never forget going to Mary & Ricky's house for Thanksgiving when I was 11 years old. My mother and I had never had an "Italian" Thanksgiving...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: ELIZABETH Holstein LUPINACCI - NY

“I have so many fond memories of going to Ricky's with my dad and sitting at the counter drinking a Yoo-hoo. Ricky and Mary were part of my Mahopac...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Janice Rossi - Katonah,, NY

“Rose Carlone and her children were so very sorry to hear about Mary's passing. Rose always likes to tell the story that when she didn't like the...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cheryl Keefe - Alpharetta, GA

“Dear Aunt Mary your cheerful smile and words of encouragement will always be remembered. I'll miss our long telephone conversations, but most of all...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Charlene Tiffany-Morrison - MI

“Impossible to express how much our little town figures in my memories of growing up in Mahopac. That Mary and her family grew up with all of us at...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Travis - Mahopac, NY


Mary DeFrancesco, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the age of 97. She was born in Mahopac on April 15, 1919, the daughter of Enrico and Letizia Paniconi Veschi.

Mary graduated from Mahopac High School in 1937. Hers was the first graduating class in the school that is now Lakeview Elementary School. She, along with her husband Enrico, owned Ricky's Luncheonette in Mahopac for many years. She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac and a member of the Italian-American Club in Mahopac.

On April 21, 1940 she married Enrico DeFrancesco at St. John's. Enrico died on March 31, 1988. She is survived by her sons, Anthony and his wife Anita and Ronald and his wife Sue, all of Carmel, her sisters, Ida Salvastrini, Louise Lotrecchiano and Rita Tyndall, her grandchildren, Richard and John DeFrancesco and Robert and Lisa Holstein and her great grandchildren, Sophia, Giana, Abigail, Ryan and Jake. She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Holstein, her brother, Gino Veschi and her sister, Enia "Anne" Miozzi.

Visiting will be held on Monday March 27 from 3-7 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday March 28 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac with interment to follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Brewster, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org