A funeral mass took place Oct. 10 at St. John the Baptist Church for Maria D. Ricciardone, 70, formerly of Jersey City. She passed away at her home on Oct. 7. Maria was born in Salerno, Italy, and lived most her life in Jersey City, before moving to Wall in 2006. Maria was retired from the Jersey City Board of Education. Maria was a member of San Cono Association, Brooklyn. She was also a member of the Dante Alighieri Society Ladies Auxillary, Jersey City. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home. Jersey City.