Richard Giancola

richard giancola

December 6, 1948 ~ May 28, 2019

Richard Giancola, 70, of Oradell, passed away suddenly on Tuesday May 28, 2019. Born in Jersey City and raised in Fairview, Richard moved to New Milford in 1986. He leaves behind former wife of 41 years; Christine, daughter, Jennifer; son-in-law Leonard; and 3 beloved grandchildren: Caleb, Paige and Reagan. He is survived by his sister, Linda; brother, John and his wife Sue. Brothers-in-law James Spadola and Walter King, Michael and Elizabeth Spadola. He will be truly missed by his nieces, nephews and his extended family of cousins here in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He spent every summer at his favorite place, the Jersey Shore. Above all else he loved his family, his house, the Yankees, the Giants and “Nino”. The family will receive their friends on Sunday 2-6 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Monday at 10:30 am for the celebration of his funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: June 3, 2019 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: June 2, 2019 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My deepest condolences to the entire family….we will keep Richie in our hearts, and our minds and recall his smile and enthusiasm for fun, joy and relaxation….He has gained the greatest joy and peace now..forever in the arms of God.
    Love Always during this sorrowful time,

  2. To my NJ Family,
    I am sorry to hear about Richie passing so young. I have great memories of attending his wedding with my cousin Dawn. I was rather young but I remember having such a good time with this family that I didn't see often. Sending kind thoughts and prayers.

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathies on Richie's passing. My family and I remember him fondly and always enjoyed his company. He clearly loved his family and having fun. We will keep you all in our prayers. Love, Dee & Scott, Gladys King, Allie Gill, Rachel & Scotty Vogel.

  4. May God bless and comfort you at this sad time.

    I have many fond memories of Richie and they all include Richie's smile and an easy going manner. Always encouraging to me and my son's and quick to offer his help. A kind and caring uncle and a friend to me.

    To put it simply, he was a really good guy.
    He will be missed.

  5. I will really miss you brother. I have so many special memories of us growing up & spending time together through the years. You will always have a part of my heart. Rest In Peace dear brother. Love you always & forever.

  6. Whenever we were together (at family gatherings)
    I always enjoyed your company.
    You will be missed.
    Peace and Love,

  7. Thank you for the laughs, the good memories and the use of your house when you were out of town! I will always remember our intense talks and the solid advice you always provided! I hope you rest well and I look forward to seeing you again as I’m sure we’ll have a lot of catching up to do! Stay cool! Miss and love you! -Jer

    My deepest condolences to Mrs G.,Jen, Lenny, Paige ,Reagan and the entire family! All my love!

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