City Mourns the Passing of Pizzeria’s Matriarch

Pizza matriarch passes
Pizza matriarch passesPhoto: Mulberry Street Pizza

In sad news, Barbara Tacconelli passed away on December 22. She was the matriarch of the family behind Port Richmond’s legendary Tacconelli’s Pizzeria, after marrying Vincent Tacconelli in 1958. The Inky reports she was 70 years old. After 44 years behind the pizzeria’s counters, the two retired to the Jersey Shore in 2002. They left the shop in the hands of their children and grandchildren. A viewing and services are scheduled for Thursday, December 27, and Friday, December 28. [Inquirer]