RIP: Music World Academy Founder Cosimo Antonio Riccio has Died

Riccio passed away Dec. 6, 2022 with his family by his side. He was 75.

Manus Hopkins
January 12, 2023

The family of Thunder Bay, ON's Music World Academy founder Cosimo Antonio Riccio has announced that Riccio passed away Dec 6, 2022 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with his family by his side, aged 75.

As per Riccio's obituary, his passion was teaching music, which led to his ultimate dream of opening his own music store. Music World Academy was established in September 1976 and offered accordion, guitar and drum lessons, later transitioning into a retail music store. Riccio was proud of his business and enjoyed interacting with customers and found happiness in bringing music into their lives. He loved going to work every day so much that it didn't feel like work to him.

Funeral Services for Riccio were be held on Dec 13, 2022, at St. Dominic’s Church. A private family entombment followed in Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum at St. Andrew’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in Riccio's memory to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society.

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Manus Hopkins

Manus Hopkins is the Assistant Editor of Canadian Music Trade