Highland Lakes, NJ: Andrew Joseph Ricciardi, Sr., 78 years old, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 25, 2020. Born to Andrew and Anna Ricciardi in Paterson, NJ, he had lived in West Paterson before moving to the Highland Lakes section of Vernon Twp., NJ in 1999.
Andrew served with the United States Army from 1960-1962 as a PFC. He owned and operated Boro Mower in North Haledon, NJ and Mr. Chimney Clean in Haledon, NJ for 15 years before working as a concrete truck driver for Hinchman Concrete in Wayne, NJ, retiring in 2013. Andrew was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ, an Exempt Member of the North Haledon Fire Department that he served for 40 years, and took great joy in the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and camping.
Andrew is the beloved husband of13 years, and was together with for 33 years, Patrice Ricciardi (nee Lust). Devoted father of A.J. Ricciardi and his wife, Laurie of North Haledon, NJ, Joseph M. Ricciardi of Wayne, NJ, Randolph F. Iannacone and his wife, Erin of NYC, NY and Rebecca Blic-Iannacone and her husband, Frederic of Warwick, NY. Loving grandfather of Joseph, Jasen, Matthew, Julia, Leonardo and Vincenzo. Dear brother of Catherine Van Olden and her husband, William of Florida.
The family will receive their friends for a “Walk-Through” visitation on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. State Regulations allow for 75 people in the funeral home at any one time and face coverings are required by all who enter. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Highland Lakes, NJ. State regulations allow for 50 people in the church for the Mass and face coverings are required by all who enter. Cremation will be private. Memorial donations to Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, 184 Breakneck Road, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422 would be greatly appreciated.